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Java - Ant tags/keywords

hardreference, hardreference, object, object, weakishreference, weakishreference, weakreference, weakreference

The source code

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import java.lang.ref.WeakReference;

 * These classes are part of some code to reduce memory leaks by only
 * retaining weak references to things
 * on Java1.2+, and yet still work (with leaky hard references) on Java1.1.
 * Now that Ant is 1.2+ only,
 * life is simpler and none of the classes are needed any more.
 * They are only retained in case a third-party task uses them
 * @since ant1.6
 * @see
 * @deprecated deprecated 1.7; will be removed in Ant1.8
 *             Just use {@link java.lang.ref.WeakReference} directly.
public class WeakishReference  {

    private WeakReference weakref;

     * create a new soft reference, which is bound to a
     * Weak reference inside
     * @param reference
     * @see java.lang.ref.WeakReference
    WeakishReference(Object reference) {
        this.weakref = new WeakReference(reference);

     * Returns this reference object's referent.  If this reference object has
     * been cleared, then this method returns <code>null.
     * @return The object to which this reference refers, or
     *         <code>null if this reference object has been cleared.
    public Object get() {
        return weakref.get();

     * create the appropriate type of reference for the java version
     * @param object the object that the reference will refer to.
     * @return reference to the Object.
    public static WeakishReference createReference(Object object) {
            return new WeakishReference(object);

     * This was a hard reference for Java 1.1. Since Ant1.7,
     * @deprecated since 1.7.
     *             Hopefully nobody is using this.
    public static class HardReference extends WeakishReference {

         * constructor.
         * @param object the object that the reference will refer to.
        public HardReference(Object object) {



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