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Why are Iterators non-serializable?

Satya Maheshwari
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Hi
I am not sure why Iterators in Collections framework are non-serializable? Is it wrong design to have my own iterator which extends serializable interface?

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Satya Deep


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Ulf Dittmer
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What would it mean to have the Iterator serializable, since you can't force the underlying collection to be serialized at the same time?
 
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