JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

Class ThreadDeath

  extended by java.lang.Throwable
      extended by java.lang.Error
          extended by java.lang.ThreadDeath
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class ThreadDeath
extends Error

An instance of ThreadDeath is thrown in the victim thread when the stop method with zero arguments in class Thread is called.

An application should catch instances of this class only if it must clean up after being terminated asynchronously. If ThreadDeath is caught by a method, it is important that it be rethrown so that the thread actually dies.

The top-level error handler does not print out a message if ThreadDeath is never caught.

The class ThreadDeath is specifically a subclass of Error rather than Exception, even though it is a "normal occurrence", because many applications catch all occurrences of Exception and then discard the exception.

See Also:
Thread.stop(), Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
Method Summary
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable
fillInStackTrace, getCause, getLocalizedMessage, getMessage, getStackTrace, initCause, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, setStackTrace, toString
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public ThreadDeath()

JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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