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Akhilesh Trivedi
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"You can directly run the grabage collector whenever you want."

-What does that mean?? And what should I say if it is true or false???
[ November 26, 2005: Message edited by: Akhil Trivedi ]

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Jesus Angeles
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Definitely, of course, it is false. You could suggest garbage collection, but it still is up to jvm if he will do it.
madhu cm

Joined: Jun 26, 2005
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yes, you can only request a GC to run by calling a method System.gc()....
The JVM takes your request but it is not sure that it will run GC always because you are just making a request not instructing to do.
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