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Dear all,
When are static variables eligible to garbage collection?
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daniel
 
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Static variables are garbage collected when the class they belong to is garbage collected. Classes can only be collected when nothing refers to that class anymore.
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If the static variable is being used by a number of objects then it is eligible for GC when the last object using it is GC'd.
 
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