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When are inner class objects garbage collected

 
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hi
I have a question.
Will an inner class object be garbage collected before the outer class object ?
a) in the case of static nested classes
b) in the case of nonstatic inner classes
Thanks
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If the inner goes out of scope inner class will be gc 'ed. If the outer class goes out of scope it will be garbage collected.
 
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Inner class objects are no different from any other object on the heap: an object becomes available to GC when no live thread can access it through the object reference.
 
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