RFR 9: 8165641 : Deprecate Object.finalize

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Sat Mar 11 07:59:27 UTC 2017

On 10/03/17 21:40, Roger Riggs wrote:
> Finalizers are inherently problematic and their use can lead to 
> performance issues,
> deadlocks, hangs, and other problematic behavior.

Wow.  I totally agree with the sentiment, but it's a bit late in the
JDK 9 timeframe to be talking about this.  Has this been discussed
internally within Oracle for some time?  I can't believe this is an
idea you just came up with.  :-)


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