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Harish Tam
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Joined: Feb 17, 2005
Posts: 71

was reading a book it had a question like this

when //do stuff is reached how many objects are eligible for GC
and the answer is 2 c1 object and a short object in c1

my Question over here is as per the above code should c3 be also eligible for GC ?

SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4
Matthew Brown

Joined: Apr 06, 2010
Posts: 4542

Only objects are eligible for garbage collection, not variables. And c3 is only ever set to null - there is no object created that can be garbage collected.
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