Type Method

exit

Terminates the current thread.

Declaration

+ (void)exit;

Discussion

This method uses the currentThread class method to access the current thread. Before exiting the thread, this method posts the NSThreadWillExitNotification with the thread being exited to the default notification center. Because notifications are delivered synchronously, all observers of NSThreadWillExitNotification are guaranteed to receive the notification before the thread exits.

Invoking this method should be avoided as it does not give your thread a chance to clean up any resources it allocated during its execution.

See Also

Stopping a Thread

+ sleepUntilDate:

Blocks the current thread until the time specified.

+ sleepForTimeInterval:

Sleeps the thread for a given time interval.

- cancel

Changes the cancelled state of the receiver to indicate that it should exit.