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Vector and hashtable inTiger

Chinmay Bajikar
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Joined: Dec 08, 2001
Posts: 159
hi all,
Is it true that Vector and Hashtable are going to be deprecated in Tiger.what are the alternatives classes we need to replace the use of Vector and Hashtable with?

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Jaap van Hengstum

Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 24
ArrayList instead of Vector, HashMap instead of Hashtable (also Iterator instead of Enumeration)
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Posts: 8791
Here's a collections crib sheet that I keep around to help me pick from the new collections. I oughtta add links to the Sun Javadoc, shouldn't I? Hope it's helpful.
[ July 25, 2003: Message edited by: Stan James ]

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Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Is it true that Vector and Hashtable are going to be deprecated in Tiger.
I doubt it, and I haven't heard that anywhere else. On the other hand I kind of hope it's true. Vector, Hashtable, and Enumeration have had superior replacements available for about five years now. Why anyone would still be using the legacy classes is a mystery, unless maybe you've been working with applets and need to support a Java 1.1 VM's. In which case, my condolences to you.

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I agree. Here's the link:
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