Sorry, Barbara. I probably should have said "talked about" rather than "promised". I don't keep up with current changes in RPG and I put this sentence in the previous note just in case this feature had been added.

Java, of course, makes temporary and stack objects eligible for garbage collection when they go out of scope, that is, when there are no more references to them. It would be nice if RPG would do the same.

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On 2012/9/27 3:59 PM, Dan Kimmel wrote:

Be sure to free any objects you create in RPG using constructor
methods. RPG hasn't done it automatically when they go out of scope,
though this feature has been promised and may be in current releases.

I haven't ever seen anything to suggest RPG would automatically free Java objects when they go out of scope. (It doesn't do that in any current releases.) Can you point to where that was promised?

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