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plz explain the difference........

arivu mathi
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Joined: Jun 26, 2006
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import java.util.*;
public class Test2{
public static void main(String a[]){
Map s = new Hashtable();
s.put(null,null);
System.out.println(s);
}
}
What is the output?

NullPointerException



import java.util.*;
public class Test3{
public static void main(String a[]){
Map s = new WeakHashMap(10);
s.put(null,null);
System.out.println(s);
}
}

What is the output?

[null = null]
wise owen
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Joined: Feb 02, 2006
Posts: 2023
Hashtable API:
The Hashtable class implements a hashtable, which maps keys to values. Any non-null object can be used as a key or as a value.

WeakHashMap API:
Both null values and the null key are supported. This class has performance characteristics similar to those of the HashMap class, and has the same efficiency parameters of initial capacity and load factor.
 
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