18.4.3. References to Java VM Class Instances in Virtuoso/PL

Java Class instances are represented as a Virtuoso/PL variable values using a Java VM Global Reference. Each time such a Virtuoso/PL variable value is created or copied, it adds a Java VM Global Reference. When it is freed, it removes the Java VM global reference, allowing the Java Garbage collector (GC) to free it. Each of the API VSEs create a Java VM local frame upon it's start, and frees it upon exit. This allows for fast deallocation of the local objects created by mapping Virtuoso/PL native values to Java objects.