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Joined: Sep 14, 2001
Feb 04, 2003 01:33:00
When are static variables eligible to garbage collection?
Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Feb 04, 2003 04:23:00
Static variables are garbage collected when the class they belong to is garbage collected. Classes can only be collected when nothing refers to that class anymore.
Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Feb 04, 2003 07:05:00
If the static variable is being used by a number of objects then it is eligible for GC when the last object using it is GC'd.
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subject: Static variable
object creation and garbage collection
Brogden's Garbage Collection?
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