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Is it true that objects don't always get destroyed immediately when the last reference goes aw

  Shared By: Anna Hill    Date: Sep 25    Category: .Net Framework    Views: 1454


Yes. The garbage collector offers no guarantees about the time when an object will be destroyed and its memory reclaimed.

There was an interesting thread on the DOTNET list, started by Chris Sells, about the implications of non-deterministic destruction of objects in C#. In October 2000, Microsoft's Brian Harry posted a lengthy analysis of the problem. Chris Sells' response to Brian's posting is here.


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