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Thread: What is the function of this statement?

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    Default What is the function of this statement?

    Without the new keyword, I assume it's not creating an object.

    Is it just referencing whatever the Thread.currentThread() is?

    Would it be fair to say that this statement is just pulling a reference of the object into the method so that the method perform operations on it?

    Thread t = Thread.currentThread();

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    Default Re: What is the function of this statement?

    Did you have any questions about what the API doc says?
    Find the API doc here: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/index.html

    That statements assigns the value returned by the currentThread method to the variable: t.
    t can then be used to call the methods for the current Thread.
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