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Thread: Memory Leaks in Java

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    Default Memory Leaks in Java

    When we have Garbage collection in Java which basically empties space of all unused objects, why there are memory leaks in Java?

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    Default Re: Memory Leaks in Java

    The garbage collector removes objects which no longer have references to them (this is different in my mind than an 'unused object'). Keep a reference to an object, either accidentally or intentionally, and that object won't be Garbage collected.

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