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Finalizers in GC?

Joe Harry
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Hi Guys,

We say that our program should never rely on finalizer why is that we override finalizer blocks?? What is the true meaning of overriding finalize?? Anyone on this?

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Barry Gaunt
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The best description of Object.finalize() I have seen is in the API for class Object. If you read it carefully, I believe it will answer your questions.

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