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From "Richard O. Hammer" <ROHam...@EarthLink.net>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (JAMES-248) memory management - finalize/nullify after successful delivery of retrieved MailImpl
Date Thu, 08 Apr 2004 16:57:36 GMT
jira@apache.org wrote:
> Java does not guarantee that finalizers run,

I believe this is correct.  There is no guarantee that garbage 
collection will run, or will run on a given object.  But I believe the 
following is mistaken

> and it certainly does not guarantee that they will run before Java decides to garbage
collect that object.

I believe there is a guarantee that the finalize() method will be 
called on an object before it is garbage collected (IF it is garbage 
collected).

Rich Hammer



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