either that or our really bad ones. If you try to compile some truly horrendous code, the garbage collector gets it.
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Is this actually a question about some nuance of javac and how garbage collection is performed while compiling or just a misguided query as previous responses suggest? I understand that Sun's javac is implemented in Java so it must run in a JVM. I would expect it to run the same way as any other Java program, with a separate GC thread. However, it wouldn't surprise me if it operated differently somehow in some subtle way that would have no impact on 99% of us. Even if that were the case my gut reaction is to ask why would I care? Code gets compilied, garbage gets collected, what more is there to know?