JDK-4279061 : java.util.Timer needs constructor with thread name
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.util
  • Priority: P5
  • Affected Version: 1.3.0
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submit Date: 1999-10-07
  • Updated Date: 2017-05-16
  • Resolved Date: 2003-08-30
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5.0 tigerResolved

Name: krT82822			Date: 10/07/99

When I'm debugging, I find it very useful to have my threads named with descriptive names that appear in the debugger. However, I cannot name the threads in the java.util.Timer class. Can you add a constructor that takes a thread name?
(Review ID: 96174) 

CONVERTED DATA BugTraq+ Release Management Values COMMIT TO FIX: tiger FIXED IN: tiger INTEGRATED IN: tiger tiger-b18

EVALUATION Adding such a constructor is a bit tricky, as one can end up with an exponential blowup in the number of constructors. At the very least, we should give the Timer thread more meaningful name. joshua.bloch@Eng 1999-11-30