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Legacy Methods

Santosh Jagtap

Joined: Sep 20, 2004
Posts: 23
Can anybody tell me what are the legacy methods in java?and why they are called legacy methods?


David Ulicny
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Joined: Aug 04, 2004
Posts: 724
Look at Thread, there is many deprecated methods.

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Santosh Jagtap

Joined: Sep 20, 2004
Posts: 23
then why vector is called to be a legacy class?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24189

A "legacy" class, or method, or system, means something that you're stuck with from the past that, if you could start over from the beginning, you'd get rid of. The Vector and Hashtable classes have been superseded by the newer, better ArrayList and HashMap classes, but Vector and Hashtable are still supported so old code can run. But you shouldn't use them in new code.

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