flybywire flybywire - 4 months ago 10
Java Question

How do you kill a thread in Java?

How do you kill a thread in Java?

Answer

See this thread by Sun on why they deprecated Thread.stop(). It goes into detail about why this was a bad method and what should be done to safely stop threads in general.

The way they recomend is to use a shared variable as a flag which asks the background thread to stop. This variable can then be set by a different object requesting the thread terminate.