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Please help!!!
How many objects are eligible for garbage collection when the control reaches line 4 if the method process() is called with the argument of 5?

1. public void process(int count)
{
2. for ( int i = 1; i < count; i++ )
{
3. Object temp = " Hello "+i;
}
4.
}

Ans is 0 as--
All the String objects are interned ie. Java caches all the string objects (except which are created by doing new)

Is this because in the above code " Hello "+i
is creating a string literal object (not a string object on heap )using constant expression so that's why the Garbage collection doesnot take place???
And if the statement would have been like
{
String str=new String("Hello");
Object o=str+i;
}
then would the answer be 4??
swapna
 
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thanks Valentin
Whatever i could get from those discussions is
that temp is not a String literal as in the concatenation there is one String literal and other is a variable whose value is not known at
compile time so this is computed at runtime thus
making the temp as a String object.
Am i right now??? let me know..
swapna.
 
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