RFR 9: 8165641 : Deprecate Object.finalize

Kim Barrett kim.barrett at oracle.com
Sat Mar 11 01:36:55 UTC 2017

> On Mar 10, 2017, at 4:40 PM, Roger Riggs <roger.riggs at oracle.com> wrote:
> Finalizers are inherently problematic and their use can lead to performance issues,
> deadlocks, hangs, and other problematic behavior.
> The problems have been accumulating for many years and the first step to
> deprecate Object.finalize and the overrides in the JDK to communicate the
> issues, recommend alternatives, and motivate changes where finalization is currently used.
> The behavior of finalization nor any uses of finalize are not modified by this change.
> Most of the changes are to suppress compilation warnings within the JDK.
> Please review and comment.
> Webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~rriggs/webrev-finalize-deprecate-8165641/
> Issue:
>   https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8165641
> Thanks, Roger

looks good.

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