RFR: 8071507: (ref) Clear phantom reference as soft and weak references do

Kim Barrett kim.barrett at oracle.com
Fri Dec 4 18:07:44 UTC 2015

On Dec 3, 2015, at 6:04 PM, Mandy Chung <mandy.chung at oracle.com> wrote:
>> [Indeed, this whole section isn't strictly necessary; all of it can be
>> inferred from information in other places.]
> Agree.  This section is no longer necessary and maybe just remove it:

I wasn't actually intending to suggest removal.  It seems like there
is useful overview information to be had here, rather than requiring
readers to make not necessarily obvious inferences.  My impression is
that readability is valued more highly than terseness in Java

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