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.
Legacy: "...Computing - denoting software or hardware that has been superseded but is difficult to replace because of its wide use." ~Oxford
Java's newer collections framework provides alternatives that are generally preferable to Vector and Hashtable. In particular, see ArrayList and HashMap. So although new code (probably) shouldn't be written using Vector and Hashtable, there's still plenty of old code out there keeping these classes alive. [ February 14, 2005: Message edited by: marc weber ]
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