cant use runnable

cryfreak's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2010
Newbie Member
when implementing runnable i cant pass a runnable to a Thread.
class A implements Runnable{
    public void run(){
public static void main(String[]args){
    A a=new A();
    Thread t=new Thread(a); // this is where the error occurs
my friends say that it woks fine.i went through a couple of articles on the internet according to them theres no way that code doesnt work.i tried reinstalling jdk that didnt work something wrong with my complier? or is there something i missed? pls help
cryfreak's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2010
Newbie Member
the error end up getting is "cannot find symbol constructor Thread(A)".when i extend Thread it works fine.and if i leave the thread constructor empty(not passing a runnable)it compiles.
ewaldhorn's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2010
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I put it all in a java file called and it works as expected?

What IDE / Development environment are you using?

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