Constructors shouldn't start threads

Constructors shouldn't start threads. According to Java Concurrency in Practice, by Brian Goetz and others (an excellent book), there are two problems with starting a thread in a constructor (or static initializer):

There's nothing wrong with creating a thread object in a constructor or static initializer - just don't start it there.

The alternative to starting a thread in the constructor is to simply start the thread in an ordinary method instead.


See Also :
Constructors in general
Don't pass 'this' out of a constructor
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