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Hi Ranchers

I have a doubt in finalize method. Is it guaranteed that the finalize() will be called before an object is garbage collected?

Somebody Please clear this.

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Manju
 
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No that's not guaranteed.

When using System.exit(0) the java virtual machine will shut down without garbage collection so the finalize() method will not be called.
 
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Hi
I would like to add in that even if the finalize method is called, it is called only once and if you try to do something really useful in the finalize method, then you might end up with giving the object a new life.
That is it might become uneligible for GC.

Hope this helps
 
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