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Syncronize blocks & synchronized methods

modsiw asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Suppose I have a class, Foo, that has synchronized methods (ie: public void synchronized bar() {} )

Suppose I have a second class that instantiates Foo as myFoo.

Will a synchronized block on myFoo also prevent calls from other threads to the bar method of myFoo until completes?

There is an example situation below using a map.
final Map m = Collections.synchronizedMap(new HashMap());

void switchIfNotEmpty(Object k, Object v)
  synchronized(m) {
    if (m.containsKey(k)) m.put(k,v);

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