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HashSet question

vinita Kh
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Joined: Feb 19, 2002
Posts: 49
when i tried to run this code it prints "abcdef"
nebody plz explain y?
output of the following program?
import java.util.*;
class Question {
public static void main(String[] args) {
HashSet set = new HashSet();
String s1 = "abc";
String s2 = "def";
String s3 = "";
Iterator i = set.iterator();
while(i.hasNext()) {
s3 += (String);
Tim Murphy

Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 18
Hashing uses the String, in this example "abc" and "def" as unqiue identifies. When a String comes along that is the same as a previously added String, it replaces the old String. Therefore in your HashSet you add the two objects, then you replace them with the same objects again.
R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5371
Hashset implements Set interface.
and Set is a collection that contains no duplicate elements. More formally, sets contain no pair of elements e1 and e2 such that e1.equals(e2), and at most one null element.

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Tim Murphy

Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 18
also Vinita, the output is defabc, which seems to mean it is 'First In Last Out'
R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5371
you can not be sure of the order ...
Jackie Wang
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Joined: Apr 18, 2002
Posts: 315
What's the pro and cons for the data structure of
1) hashset(as I know it only have key but not value), and linked list.
2) HashMap and Hashtable.
Anyone can help me? thanks!
Steven Wong
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Joined: Mar 07, 2002
Posts: 295
Hashtable does not allow null values to be stored, whereas Hashmap does.

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Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
Why would you use a HashSet with no value?
I ran some performance tests between a LinkedList and an ArrayList and I could not find any circumstance where a LinkedList performed better than an ArrayList. And I found plenty of circumstances where the LinkedList performed significantly worse than an ArrayList.

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