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finalize() question

 
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The following is a review question from book "Java2 Certification All-in-One Exam Guide":

According to API:"The finalize method is never invoked more than once by a Java virtual machine for any given object.", why the above code outputs "Dirty finalization" twice?
 
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You are not supposed to invoke finalize() yourself (cf invocation in the try-catch block). The GC will not keep track of the invocation to the finalize method you are doing by yourself, it only keeps track of the invocations it makes itself (trigerred by runFinalization()).
 
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Valentin, thanks a lot for always replying quickly and patiently.
 
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