Anil Deshpande wrote:Current Thread is a static method in Thread class. It returns the Thread name,priority (by default 5 i.e NORM_PRIORITY) and method name in which it was invoked.
Not true. It returns a reference to the currently running Thread. See the API: java.lang.Thread.
i.e if you call method currentThread in run mthod of Thread and then start thread from the main method, answer would be like
Which is the output for Thread#toString(). So this output is only returned when you call Thread.currentThread().toString() (or send the thread reference to some other method which does the toString() part, for example by calling System.out.println(Thread.currentThread()))