JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

Interface Callable<V>

Type Parameters:
V - the result type of method call

public interface Callable<V>

A task that returns a result and may throw an exception. Implementors define a single method with no arguments called call.

The Callable interface is similar to Runnable, in that both are designed for classes whose instances are potentially executed by another thread. A Runnable, however, does not return a result and cannot throw a checked exception.

The Executors class contains utility methods to convert from other common forms to Callable classes.

See Also:

Method Summary
 V call()
          Computes a result, or throws an exception if unable to do so.

Method Detail


V call()
       throws Exception
Computes a result, or throws an exception if unable to do so.

computed result
Exception - if unable to compute a result

JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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