Thread Question

Aahz aahz at
Wed Mar 1 17:11:24 CET 2006

In article <4404b15a_3 at>,
Kent Johnson  <kent at> wrote:
>D wrote:
>> My question is, how would I go
>> about creating the thread?  I have seen examples that used classes, and
>> other examples that just called one thread start command - when should
>> you use one over another?
>For simple use it doesn't matter. Use a class when you want to add more 
>state or behaviour - for example you might want a flag that tells the 
>thread to stop, or a Queue to communicate with the thread. A class might 
>be more convenient in these cases.
>IOW if you can write it as a single function it doesn't matter much 
>which form you use; for more complex usage you may want a class.

OTOH, always subclassing requires less thinking.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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