March 20, 1997

Passing Data Between Two Threads

Question: I am new to Java and am currently trying toassociate idioms and techniques from otherlanguages/environments with like capabilities inJava. Specifically, I am trying to determine howto perform inter-thread and

What is the Thread.interrupt()method’s purpose?

Question: What is the purpose of the Thread.interrupt()method? I expect that if I call the interrupt()method of a sleeping thread, anInterruptedException will be thrown. Here is aquick code sample showing

How to Prevent Simultaneous Access

Question: How do you lock a file in Java to prevent simultaneous multipleaccesses? Answer: If you’re concerned about simultaneous access by independent processes,you’ll have to rely on the host OS