Time to put a stop to Thread.stop?

Mario Torre neugens.limasoftware at gmail.com
Wed May 15 14:36:38 UTC 2013

2013/5/15 Remi Forax <forax at univ-mlv.fr>:
> On 05/15/2013 10:39 AM, Martin Desruisseaux wrote:
>> Le 15/05/13 10:05, David Holmes a écrit :
>>> There is a huge difference between blowing away a complete process with
>>> kill and having a single thread starting to propagate an async exception,
>>> unwinding its stack and executing finally blocks with completely broken
>>> state invariants.
>> Given the risk, what about a mechanism similar to the one which currently
>> hides the Sun internal packages from the compilation phase but not yet from
>> the runtime phase? Would it be acceptable to have 'javac' and 'javadoc'
>> woking as if the 'Thread.stop(Throwable)' method did not existed anymore,
>> while having the method still working (for now) at runtime for existing
>> libraries? Maybe with an annotation yet stronger than @Deprecated.
>>     Martin
> yes, I propose @Retired.


I think it should also blow at runtime unless people passes some fancy
argument (like -XX:recallRetired :), this way is easier for people to
fix their code, or, in case they can't, do workaround it.


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