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http://www.javaprepare.com/notes/classes.html
see this site
last q says that string literal is eligible for garbage collection
public class GCTest {
public static void main(String args[]) {
String a,b;
String c = "test";
a = c;
c = null; // The String "test" is not yet
//available for GC as a still points to "test"
b = new String("xyz");
b = c; // String "xyz" is now available for GC.
a = null; //String "test" is now available for GC.
}
}
a = null; //String "test" is now available for GC.
I think string literal are not garbage collected
 
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I'm not totally sure that I understand your question, but its not saying that it IS garbage collected. Its stating that it is ELIGIBLE. Garbage collection can not be forced nor predicted.
Hope this helps a little,
Travis B.
 
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Thx this does help.
I just wnat to make sure that string literals are not garbage collected
 
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Originally posted by Ana P:
Thx this does help.
I just wnat to make sure that string literals are not garbage collected


You're right, the answer given is incorrect. String literals are never garbage collected as there is always a reference to them from the constant table. Check out this thread for a good discussion on the topic.
Corey
 
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