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garbage collecting session objects

Dave Vick
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If we store an object in a session variable and then store another object with the same name the first object is replaced. My question is, do we need to specifically get the original item out and set it to null or will it be eligible to be gc'd automatically as soon as it is replaced?

William Brogden
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When you replace the object, the session no longer has a reference. As long as your program does not have a reference, nobody has a reference and the object will be GCed.
Dave Vick
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That's kind of what I thought but wasn't sure.
Thanks Bill
I agree. Here's the link:
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