setDaemon problem.

Richard Brodie R.Brodie at
Fri Apr 20 15:57:35 CEST 2007

"Ramashish Baranwal" <ramashish.lists at> wrote in message 
news:1177076608.110673.305970 at

> I was also wondering about "daemonizing" a thread, but I interpreted
> that it would daemonize the process which it didn't. I think setDaemon
> should be renamed to setDetached or something similar.

Neither is particularly intuitive; it just depends whether you are more
familiar with the Posix terminology or the Java one. I personally prefer
detached but there is little chance of a name change now.

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