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I've been learning about threads and I understand the concept behind them and the theory (or at least I think I do), but how to apply them in code still confuses me a little. Can anyone point me to some examples of how to use threads in different situations?
Here's a specific question:
Should I make a thread that instantiates an object that does stuff, or do should I make the thread itself do the stuff with its runnable? Does it matter aside from slight performance differences?