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Another way to stop a thread

Another way to stop a thread
public class AlternateStop extends Object implements Runnable {
  private volatile boolean stopRequested;

  private Thread runThread;

  public void run() {
    runThread = Thread.currentThread();
    stopRequested = false;

    int count = 0;

    while (!stopRequested) {
      System.out.println("Running ... count=" + count);

      try {
      } catch (InterruptedException x) {
         // re-assert interrupt

  public void stopRequest() {
    stopRequested = true;

    if (runThread != null) {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    AlternateStop as = new AlternateStop();
    Thread t = new Thread(as);

    try {
    } catch (InterruptedException x) {


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