This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
What the hey, I'm in a guessing mood, and I'm guessing these terms are words a non-English speaker has used to distinguish two "kinds" of interfaces. I bet a "non-methodical" interface is one that contains no method declarataions, e.g., java.io.Serializable and java.rmi.Remote. These are more conventionally called tagging or marker interfaces. Their purpose is to tell the VM to treat the implementing classes in a privileged way. A "methodical" interface would just be interfaces that declare one or more methods. ------------------ Michael Ernest, co-author of: The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide
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Yeah, but when Michael speaks - we ALL listen . He convinced ME. But David has a good point also. Therefore we can predict that David is soon to become an author!!!
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