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hi i have a question :-


now the question is :- How many objects are eligible for Garbage Collection after line //do stuff ?
According to me all the c1,c2 and c3 are eligible for garbage collection . However the answer says only two objects are eligible for garbage collection ie c1 and associated Short object .
 
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only 2 objects are eligible. Other objects will be still live they will be eligible after the execution exit the Main method (closing braces of Main).
 
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This question is discussed many times, just give a try to search first then let us know if you still have confusion.


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ragi singh wrote:
CardBoard go(CardBoard cb){
cb=null;
return cb;
}


you might think that, here you are assigning a null value to cb, so c2 will also eligible to GC. but Java passes the copy of the reference value . so cb and c2 are two different references
 
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the reference variable c3 doesn't refer any object since the new key word is not used to instanciate the object.
c2 object is not eligible the GC because the cb object can't make it refer to a different object or null
c1 object is changed to null, and since it holds a short object, it'll too set up to null and these are the objects eligible the GC
 
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lets understand above code by diagram...


So the object are eligible point by c1 are eligible for garbage collection..

And also remember only objects are eligible for Garbage collection not the refernce variable
 
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