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    ariak is offline Member
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    Default Return in the Middle of synchronized Block


    What will happen if a code "return's" in the middle of synchronized block? Does it release a lock on the object that is holding or the lock would forever stay locked? i.e.

    synchronized (obj) {
    if(/* some condition */) {


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    shanePreater is offline Member
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    It will release the mutex (obj) and return.

    You would probably be better off holding a boolean and then setting finished to true and only using return in a single place.

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