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A thread object which has completed execution isnt eligible for garbage collection ??

 
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3)Assume that th is an instance holding a thread object. th.start() causes the thread to start running and eventually complete its execution. The object reference by th is not accessable any more and is garbage collected when the garbage collecter runs.
a)True
b)False
Why is the ans False ??
 
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A Thread is an object like any other Java object, i.e. the thread can be manipulated even though it has died.
The following code shows that even if the thread has died, its reference is still usable.
 
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