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Object Pool

Mihai Radulescu
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Joined: Sep 18, 2003
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I deal in a GUI with a lot images(gufs, jpgs) and because some of them are uses in more than one place I try to manage them with via a casche mechanism.
So I build a pool where I keep all my the imaget that I use(see the code below).

I know that a similar map mechanism exist already for WeakReferences (java.util.WeakHashMap) but I use (explicit) the soft references for them quality - the garbage collector might clear a soft reference but always clears a weak referencen.
It this ok ? There are also other opinion about this?

Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
I'm moving this to the Advanced forum...

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