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From "Nico Seessle" <>
Subject Re: How does ant tasks get garbage collected.
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2001 11:43:48 GMT
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From: "Jeremy Roedde" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 5:08 PM
Subject: Q: How does ant tasks get garbage collected.

> I am calling ant from a java program by doing the following;
> String[]{"-buildfile","build.xml"});
>  It seems that tasks are not garbage collected (a finalize method in a
> never gets called). Does anyone know a good way around this without
> modifying ant code?

I can't tell you if maybe Ant is heaving a problem with not freeing some
references properly, but in genereal you should never rely on something you
put in a finalize-method to ever be executed. If the VM thinks there is no
need to free the objects currently (and there are other things to do) it may
not do so.


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