bothner at cygnus.com
Sat May 3 17:13:09 PDT 1997
> According to my understanding of the Java Language Spec this object is doomed to be collected right soon:
> new foo ();
> as there's no reference to it.
No. There is a no guarantee when garbage collection happens.
If you have plenty of memory, it may never happen.
In a language like Limbo, then (non-cyclic) garbage is guaranteed
to be collected promply. But that is not the case for Java.
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