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From kunal ashar <kasha...@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject Re: Question on features of HTTPClient 2.0
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2005 17:38:37 GMT
Thank you all for your response!

Ortwin Gl├╝ck <odi@odi.ch> wrote:
Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:
> The connection will eventually get closed by the GC if it is no
> longer referenced. However, the process of garbage collection is
> often non deterministic, so lots of idle connections can pile up
> before they get GCed

I consider this abuse of the GC. GC is for memory management. It does a 
poor job as a general resource manager as finalize makes no guarantees 
about the time when it will be invoked (if ever).

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