Hi David and Chad,
I'm not sure if they are ever GC'ed.
Only when the *class* is GC'ed. This can happen, but there are obscure rules that vary with the JVM. Joe Sam Joe Sam Shirah - http://www.conceptgo.com conceptGO - Consulting/Development/Outsourcing Java Filter Forum: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/ Just the JDBC FAQs: http://www.jguru.com/faq/JDBC Going International? http://www.jguru.com/faq/I18N Que Java400? http://www.jguru.com/faq/Java400 ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Gibbs" <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "Java Programming on and around the iSeries / AS400" <java400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 11:41 AM Subject: Re: Life of static variables within the VM
cornelius, chad wrote:I have a question regarding the life of static variables within the VM. I always thought that if you instantiated an object that contained static variables, garbage collection would cleanup the object along with the static variables.Static variables are tied to the class, not the object. I'm not sure if they are ever GC'ed. david -- This is the Java Programming on and around the iSeries / AS400 (JAVA400-L)
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