Re: ArrayList.Iterator.remove()

Lew <>
Thu, 02 Jul 2009 08:00:21 -0400
Kevin McMurtrie wrote:

In article <>,
 Tom Anderson <> wrote:

On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Kevin McMurtrie wrote:

In article <>,
"Donkey Hottie" <> wrote:

Just noticed a 'hidden feature of Java' ;)

When I think of hidden Java features I think of secret accessor methods,
generics insanity, -XX switches, FinalReference, and in-place math
operators lacking narrowing checks.

FinalReference is new to me. Now i know what it is, but that's it - what
can you do with it?

Try to avoid them! When you override finalize(), each instantiation of
your object creates a Finalizer that's a subclass of FinalReference. A
Thread polls its ReferenceQueue and calls to finalize() during the GC
process. Overriding finalize(), even with an empty method, on
frequently created objects can be a catastrophic drain on performance
and memory.

Could someone please point to a FinalReference reference?


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