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how come Set is not sortable

Sebastian Janisch
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hello,

i was just wondering how come a List object is sortable using Collections.sort but a Set is not?


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John de Michele
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Why not just use a SortedSet?

John.
Sebastian Janisch
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cuz i didnt know it exists ;)
thank you
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A set in Mathematics by definition has no order. sometimes you may want a set that doesn't have the overhead of sorting.


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