Jason Baker jbaker at
Mon May 22 11:46:22 PDT 2000

Mo DeJong <mdejong at> writes:

> I was under the impression that methods like Thread.stop() were
> removed from the JDK or replaced with no-ops. I seem to remember
> that they were never implemented in Netscape's JVM. The whole
> concept of stoping a thread seems like a bad idea, a thread
> should expire due to natural causes.
> Here are some notes about it from the Sun developer site.

Thread.stop is dangerous, but without a process model there is really
no alternative.  I'm using it to halt infinite loops, which is why I
need the stack trace.

Both Godmar and Pat use Thread.stop to implement safe termination, so
given that it is part of Kaffe, what should the call do?


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