Detecting when a TreeItem is no more used

Fabrizio Giudici Fabrizio.Giudici at
Fri Jul 26 23:38:42 PDT 2013

On Sat, 27 Jul 2013 05:35:37 +0200, Tom Schindl  
<tom.schindl at> wrote:

> Correct, but then i1 is not referenced anymore and so GC should free it,
> not?

As I said in my previous email, my TreeItem is bound to resources other  
than memory and this kind resources must be released synchronously - the  
GC would usually intervene too late. For instance, the TreeItem might  
subscribe to events that are used to update its state, and unsubscription  
must happen when the TreeItem is no more used, otherwise bad things can  

Fabrizio Giudici - Java Architect @ Tidalwave s.a.s.
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