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FutureTask  run() method

Posted on 2012-03-18
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hi guys

From API

FutureTask.run()
          Sets this Future to the result of its computation unless it has been cancelled.

Can anyone give a simple example of what this means?

thanks
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by:for_yan
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This is a simple example of the code showing how FutureTask is working:

http://programmingexamples.wikidot.com/futuretask

click on showcosde:
Example of FutureTask
+ Show Code  <--- click here

IThe code is reallytransparent and in compliance with the words in API.
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by:royjayd
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Thanks!
The link doesnt answer my question. I want to know what run() does with a simple example.
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I agree the words in the Javadoc for that method are quite hard to understand without deeply understanding what is happening.

However, I can't really give an example of that method because user code would never call that method. That method is there so that when you call execute() method on some ExecutorService (as an example) with this FutureTask as the argument, the internals of the execute() call is actually what calls the FutureTask's run() method for you.

What FutureTask's run() method would do, is it would call either the run() method or the call() method of the Runnable/Callable that is passed in to FutureTask as the constructor argument.
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You'll not call this method yourself, that's what it says in the API:
This method is invoked internally by the run method upon successful completion of the computation.

ANd the way you use FuturTask that example shows very convincingly
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