Time to put a stop to Thread.stop?

Remi Forax forax at univ-mlv.fr
Wed May 15 14:04:37 UTC 2013

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.


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