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Posted by infotone on April 04, 2001 at 12:56 PM

> Correct me if I am wrong, but won't the WeakReferenced objects be reclaimed by GC only if it is running low on memory and do not have any other strong references?. You might want to start your command line program with

> java -Xmx1M <- restrict your VM to 1 MB memory.

No. You can force GC by invoking the static method gc() on the System object. eg:


This makes it easy to test wrefs.

  • Weakrefs Thomas December 07, 2001 at 9:25 AM (0)

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