public interface Runnable
Runnableinterface should be implemented by any class whose instances are intended to be executed by a thread. The class must define a method of no arguments called
This interface is designed to provide a common protocol for objects that
wish to execute code while they are active. For example,
Runnable is implemented by class
Being active simply means that a thread has been started and has not
yet been stopped.
Runnable provides the means for a class to be
active while not subclassing
Thread. A class that implements
Runnable can run without subclassing
by instantiating a
Thread instance and passing itself in
as the target. In most cases, the
Runnable interface should
be used if you are only planning to override the
method and no other
This is important because classes should not be subclassed
unless the programmer intends on modifying or enhancing the fundamental
behavior of the class.
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When an object implementing interface
Runnableis used to create a thread, starting the thread causes the object's
runmethod to be called in that separately executing thread.
The general contract of the method
run is that it may
take any action whatsoever.
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