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MS Khan Khan

Joined: Sep 23, 2003
Posts: 3
why finalize() method is made protected in Object class.plz give a solid logical answer.
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
finalize can only be called by the object itself and not from outside.
It must be protected that subclasses are able to call the finalize method which the inherited from Object if none is implemented.
Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
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