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sharma anurag
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Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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Hi to all my Friends of javaranch.!!
i want to know if we are not defining finalize method in our applicatiion than shall this method would call automatically, if yes,than what is thier(content)in the finalize method ??
Thanks in advance.!!!
Peter Chase
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 1970
If neither your class nor its subclasses define a finalize() method, then the finalisation step is effectively a no-operation.

... which is exactly what it should be, 99.9% of the time, as the finalisation mechanism is a poorly-conceived hang-over from the very earliest days of Java. There are very few valid reasons to define a finaliser, these days.


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