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25  
26  package java.lang;
27  
28  /**
29   * An instance of {@code ThreadDeath} is thrown in the victim thread
30   * when the (deprecated) {@link Thread#stop()} method is invoked.
31   *
32   * <p>An application should catch instances of this class only if it
33   * must clean up after being terminated asynchronously.  If
34   * {@code ThreadDeath} is caught by a method, it is important that it
35   * be rethrown so that the thread actually dies.
36   *
37   * <p>The {@linkplain ThreadGroup#uncaughtException top-level error
38   * handler} does not print out a message if {@code ThreadDeath} is
39   * never caught.
40   *
41   * <p>The class {@code ThreadDeath} is specifically a subclass of
42   * {@code Error} rather than {@code Exception}, even though it is a
43   * "normal occurrence", because many applications catch all
44   * occurrences of {@code Exception} and then discard the exception.
45   *
46   * @since   JDK1.0
47   */
48  
49  public class ThreadDeath extends Error {
50      private static final long serialVersionUID = -4417128565033088268L;
51  }