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HI
Do we need to make the variables defined in the method scope, explicitly null,to make them eligible for GC?
 
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Yes ,absolutely!
 
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absolutely! ???
From exam cram -
-objects created for local varibles in a method become eligible for gc when the methods exits
 
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hi
What I mean here is:
DO WE NEED TO EXPLICITLY MAKE THEM "NULL", TO MAKE THEM ELIGIBLE FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION
I know they will be garbage collected after the method exit the scope
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If it's important to you that objects be collected before the method ends, then yes. Usually it won't make much difference unless your method is in a loop and won't exit for some time.
 
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