[gclist] A Java question.

Bryan O'Sullivan bos@serpentine.com
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 12:35:09 -0800 (PST)

m> All Java VM's must call finalizers and all as far as I know do.

This is a potentially misleading statement, and should not be read to
imply that an object's finalizer will always be called when it is
garbage collected.

m> I think you may be talking about the fact that once a finalizer has
m> been called once, it will not be called again.

A finalizer may be called more than once in some circumstances.