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Seth Anshul
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Can static variables be garbage collected in Java?
 
Amit Y Desai
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if a static variable is set to null,then memory it references get garbage collected.

Useful note : Variables with the longest lifetime are static variables, you should be careful to assign null to any variable that are no longer used, especially if they reference large data structures.
 
Seth Anshul
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Thanks Amit..
 
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