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class unloading

 
Ewald Geschwinde
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I have a short question about this topic.
I need to unload classes that are dynamically loaded.
I found many examples where classes are dynamically loaded but not unloaded.
Can anyone point me to a good example or tutorial about this topic?
 
shankar vembu
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i never came across a situation where I had to unload classes. And is there a way to do it? I am not sure..... And what makes you to unload the classes? Can you be specific abt your requirement? maybe there is a workaround...
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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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To unload a class, first you have to load the class using a ClassLoader you created -- i.e., not the built-in one. Then to unload a class, make sure there are no instances of the class that are reachable, and then dispose of that ClassLoader. The class itself is now eligible for garbage collection.
 
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