[CLJ-911] 'proxy' prevents overriding Object.finalize (and doesn't document it) Created: 16/Jan/12 Updated: 03/Sep/13
|Affects Version/s:||Release 1.3|
OS X, Java 1.6.0?
It appears to be impossible to override Object.finalize() using proxy. If the method is defined using proxy, then it cannot be called straightforwardly (see below), and it is not called as a finalizer during normal program execution (not demonstrated below).
See extensive discussion at: https://groups.google.com/group/clojure/browse_thread/thread/a1e2fca45af6c1af
There is at least one of two bugs here (thanks to Cedric Greevey for summarising this way):