Q: java garbage collection

From: Walter Mitty (no_at_no.com)
Date: 10/14/03


Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 16:16:00 +0200


Could someone explain the thinking behind not having a defined methodology
in java for garbage collection cleanup?

Considering the effort that has gone into defining Java I find it hard to
believe that the garbage collection guarentees nothing. Making, in one
stroke, Java useless for any time critical systems.

The current situation is simply : It does the clean up IF it wants it, when
it wants, if at all. The programmer can only suggest a clean up.

-- 
Walter Mitty.