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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?
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... shankar
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.