Sunday, September 29, 2002 12:45 AM
I'm not sure to anderstand your question. It seems to me that it's like asking if I can trace a plastic bottle I've thrown in my dust bean. Like if I would like to know if it's still in a bag at home, if it's in a bag in the common dust beans down my building, if it's in the lorry, or if it has been recycled.
One thing is certain thought, as long as you can find the object, that is, as long as you have reference to it, it won't go to the garbage collector. Thus you know it's not because you still know it. And as soon as you don't know your object any more, then you have no way of tracing it anymore.