[jdom-interest] JDOM and garbage collection
Bradley S. Huffman
hip at a.cs.okstate.edu
Tue Jan 29 13:00:26 PST 2002
Thanks. I wondered about that, the spec's talk about object accessiblity
but wasn't quite clear (at least to me) how it determines it.
Hallvard Trtteberg writes:
> > is the Java GC mechanism smart enough to figure out
> > they are not accessible or does it assume since there's a reference no
> > GC? Theoretically I guess if it's not smart enough we could run out of
> > memory.
> No modern memory management and GC systems use reference counting, except
> those with specific real-time requirements. Almost any complex data
> structure is circular, so neither does Java's.
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