Lightweight finalization for the JDK without any drawbacks was: Why is finalize wrong?

Andrew Haley aph at
Thu Aug 7 15:50:39 UTC 2014

On 07/08/14 08:43, Jaroslav Tulach wrote:
>> > On 06/08/14 11:17, Jaroslav Tulach wrote:
>>> > > Sure, but that cannot happen with activeQueue() as the referent is really
>>> > > gone before appropriate is executed.
>> > I'm sure that it can happen, in just the same way.  
> You are more than welcomed to prove your claim and report bug to JDK. I'd say.

It's not a bug: it's in the specification, has been since 1996.


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