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    Under The Hood with the JVM's Automatic Resource Management

    by Ben Evans Follow 21 Followers on  May 20, 2017 3

    The deprecation of Object::finalize is an unusual step for the Java ecosystem. We dive deep into the Hotspot JVM to see how it works. We also compare it to RAII and the Java 7, try-with-resources syntax. The article contrasts these very different approaches to automatic resource management, and explains why TWR should be used in place of finalization by application programmers.

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