Sometimes, suspending And Stop Threads
Sometimes, suspending execution of a thread is useful. For example, a separate thread can be used to display the time of day. If the user doesn't want a clock, then its thread can be suspended. Whatever the case, suspending a thread is a simple matter . .once suspended, restarting the 'thread is also a simple matter.The mechanisms to suspend, stop, and resume threads differ between Java 2 and earlier versions. Although you should use the Java 2 approach for all new code, you . still need to understand how these operations were accomplished for earlier Java environments. For example, you may need to update or maintain older, legacy code. You also need to understand why a change was made for Java 2. For these reasons, the next section describes.the original way that the execution of a thread was controlled followed by a section that describes the new approach required for Java 2.