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String Pool

deekasha gunwant
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Joined: May 06, 2000
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hi all,
i have got a doubt. & that is
when are the objects in the string pool garbage collected?
for example
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String a = "literal_1"; //1
String b = "literal_2"; //2
a = null; //3
b = null; //4
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whether the literals in line 1 & 2 are eligible for gc after line 4 has executed.
i feel they are not eligible for gc since they are in string pool. but that raises my doubt that when they will be gced.because if i keep on creating literals then my program will run out of memory if gc won't claim the string pool?
thanx in advance
deekasha



 
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