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Threads and Synchronization
Create new Thread with FutureTask vs using Executor
Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Aug 15, 2013 04:42:36
I know that we can execute a
However, if we create a new Thread with
in the classical way (because
also implements Runnable), what will be the difference?
Thread thread = new Thread(futureTask); thread.start();
In any case, we can still call
to get the execution result.
Joined: Jan 28, 2003
Aug 15, 2013 05:05:11
The difference is the executor will use a Thread pool to execute the task, re-using threads when possible. Also, depending on which executor you use, you could get a Queue with multiple Futures returned in the order of completion.
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