Thread.suspend/resume - any reason not to deprecate forRemoval=true

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Tue Sep 24 15:04:55 UTC 2019

Thread.suspend/resume (and the corresponding methods in ThreadGroup) 
have been deprecated since 1.2 (1998). I haven't see anything use these 
methods in many years. Would anyone care if their deprecation is changed 
to forRemoval=true with a view to really removing them in the future? 
Just to clear, I'm only asking about the Thread/ThreadGroups APIs, we 
have to keep suspend/resume support in the debugger and tool APIs.


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