With the arrival of Java 7 update 6 a while ago, there was one minor change that wanted to be the salvation of a few
memory leaks. This change has to do with
String class has suffered from an undocumented bug-feature that has given headaches to a lot of people al lot of
time. Turns out that this class can be the cause of a kind of memory leak that is specially transparent to the
In their attempt to fix it, however, they have forced different types of equally severe bug-features to the programmer, equally transparent or maybe more, as this new behaviour really makes less sense.
Let me explain myself…