PhantomReference: why not cleared by GC when enqueued?

Clemens Eisserer linuxhippy at
Thu May 30 01:22:28 UTC 2013


> Why phantom references are not automatically cleared by the garbage collector as they are enqueued?

I've heard several times that actually a software patent is the reason
for this quite strange bahviour:

However, no idea whether its just rumor or true ;)

Regards, Clemens

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