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gc() method

jose chiramal
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Why do we have the gc() method in both the System class and the Runtime class. Is there any specific reason ?
David Newton
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As the documentation states, System.gc() basically calls the Runtime method. I'd assume convenience.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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