Source for java.lang.Runnable

   1: /* Runnable -- interface for a method tied to an Object; often for Threads
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  39: package java.lang;
  41: /**
  42:  * Runnable is an interface you implement to indicate that your class can be
  43:  * executed as the main part of a Thread, among other places.  When you want
  44:  * an entry point to run a piece of code, implement this interface and
  45:  * override run.
  46:  *
  47:  * @author Paul Fisher
  48:  * @author Tom Tromey (
  49:  * @see Thread
  50:  * @since 1.0
  51:  * @status updated to 1.4
  52:  */
  53: public interface Runnable
  54: {
  55:   /**
  56:    * This method will be called by whoever wishes to run your class
  57:    * implementing Runnable. Note that there are no restrictions on what
  58:    * you are allowed to do in the run method, except that you cannot
  59:    * throw a checked exception.
  60:    */
  61:   void run();
  62: }