Time to put a stop to Thread.stop?

Dawid Weiss dawid.weiss at gmail.com
Wed May 15 08:48:29 UTC 2013

> We have JEP 102 to update Process. Some of the low hanging fruit, like
> Process.destroyForcibly, went into jdk8 so they have been removed from the JEP.

Thanks for the pointer, Alan. I fully agree with the rationale:

"Long-standing shortcoming in the platform [...] Long requested by developers."

> [...] the hard part has always been consideration for environments where they may
> not be a 1-1 mapping.

I think this should be handled by allowing those methods to throw
UnsupportedOperationException or some other form of signalling the
operation as unsupported. 99% of the operating systems in existence
will have (trivial?) support for these operations -- they are the very
core of what an operating system is (process management), right?.


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