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Kendall Ponder
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If I have the following method call:

Would the Class1 object be eligible for garbage collection after line 7 or would you have to wait until the method call was finished (after line 2) to consider the object out of scope and thus eligible for garbage collection?
 
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It's a local variable which (in this case) effectively ceases to exist when the execution of the body of the method is complete.

So I would say it's eligible for GC after line 7 as this is the last statement of m1's body.
 
Kendall Ponder
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That is what i thought but I wanted to check. Thanks!
 
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