New Candidate JEP: 421: Deprecate Finalization for Removal

Iris Clark iris.clark at
Mon Nov 1 21:21:10 UTC 2021

The following JEP with scope "SE" has been moved to the Candidate state:

  421: Deprecate Finalization for Removal

  Summary: Deprecate finalization for removal in a future
  release. Finalization remains enabled by default for now, but can
  be disabled to facilitate early testing. In a future release it
  will be disabled by default, and in a later release it will be
  removed. Maintainers of libraries and applications that rely upon
  finalization should consider migrating to other resource management
  techniques such as the try-with-resources statement and cleaners.

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