Can anyone tell me which one is better approach between synchronization method and private final object in java and why ??

public class kclass {

    private final Object myObject = new Object();

    public synchronized void show() {

    public void show1() {
        synchronized(myObject) {
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    ??? synchronized and private do completely different things. What actual problem are you trying to solve? Could you please edit your question with more background?
    – amon
    Nov 22, 2018 at 18:31
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    Nov 22, 2018 at 21:19
  • @amon: the distinction is between synchronized method() { ... } and method() { synchronize (obj) { ... } } with a private final Object obj; Nov 23, 2018 at 4:41

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In general both approaches are legit. Using a dedicated object to synchronize on allows you to do more fine-grained synchronization than using synchronized on the method level: you may synchronize only part of a method or use different lock objects for different synchronization purposes. synchronized (non static) methods will implicitly synchronize on the object they are called on, so their whole body is synchronized.

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