Issue #6614 has been updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada).


A correction.

Your code uses `print' but not `printf', so the arguments cannot be optimized out, even if necessary assumptions are all met.
A possibility would be JRuby calls finalizers *BEFORE* the destruction.
What's printed in JRuby?
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Bug #6614: GC doesn't collect objects bound to (collectable) proc
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6614#change-27320

Author: rogerdpack (Roger Pack)
Status: Rejected
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: tcs-ruby 1.9.3p28 (2012-01-28, TCS patched 2012-01-30) [i386-mingw32]


Hello all.
Previously discussed here: http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/4402823

I would expect the following code to eventually run the finalizers mentioned:

def finalized_puts bad
    ObjectSpace.define_finalizer(bad) { print 'collector run', bad }
end

loop { finalized_puts [] }

This works in jruby as expected, but not in MRI.  This has the unfortunate side effect of making define_finalizer *very* difficult to actually use right http://www.mikeperham.com/2010/02/24/the-trouble-with-ruby-finalizers/

Cheers!



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