I am implementing a background thread by using the Looper construct suggested in the Looper API. Sun has deprecated the method Thread.stop, so instead I am using the method Looper.quit(), The API says nothing about this method but it works.
I have only one question, and for the answer I guess we must rely on experience, unless the google team is reading this post.
Does the method Looper.quit, interrupt a Thread?
How does it handle a sleeping Thread?
Is the Looper implemented using busy waiting, and how does Thread.sleep() affect the Looper?