This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Why do we need the same method in different classes? We don't, really. My theory is this is just something that they first put in Runtime, and later realized it would be more convenient to have in System, but in the rush to get JDK 1.0 out the door, they left the method in both classes, and now it's too late to change. (Or at least, it's not worth the bother of changing.)
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