java.awt.Graphics: not a candidate for AutoCloseable?
assembling.signals at yandex.ru
Tue Feb 22 20:33:39 UTC 2011
Right, I was dealing with sources, where accidentally all Graphics objects were manually created from BufferedImage objects ;)
So I wasn't thinking about the more common case of paint().
22.02.2011, 21:19, "Phil Race" <philip.race at oracle.com>:
> Aside from the fact that its weird, if not downright wrong
> to think of a Graphics instance as "closeable",
> Graphics instances are not used in the same way as all
> the stream type resources for which AutoCloseable is intended.
> In most cases they are provided to you in a call to paint()
> Releasing a Graphics via explicit call to dispose() only
> should be used in the relatively rare use case where you obtained it
> yourself to draw on an image or some other surface.
> And even then dispose() is not a requirement since the system does
> dispose of
> the graphics for you in a prompt way that does not require finalisation.
> The docs on java.awt.Graphics are extremely dated in that respect.
> On 2/22/2011 12:00 PM, assembling signals wrote:
>> Hello, community!
>> Is java.awt.Graphics not a candidate for AutoCloseable?
>> In most cases, a Graphics object has to be dispose()'d at the end.
>> Couldn't it be extended with close() which would be a delegate to dispose()?
>> Best regards,
>> Ivan G Shevchenko
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