Q: Is it true that ThreadDeath exception was "secret" and accidentally exposed to public?
5232 Since 25th November, 2003
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Yes it is true. The original implementation was not intended to show it to us. But due to some
mistakes of SUN programmers it got out and now it is a part of API.
Warning: "An application should catch instances of this class only if it must clean up after being
terminated asynchronously. If ThreadDeath is caught by a method, it is important that it be rethrown so
that the thread actually dies." from API reference for java.lang.ThreadDeath.