Difference between lang.Enum and util.Enumeration
Jesper de Jong
posted 5 years ago
Enumeration has more or less been replaced by Iterator since Java 1.2 (a LONG time ago...). The classes and interfaces in the Java EE packages that you mention were invented before that, so they (unfortunately) still use the old Enumeration interface. Sun doesn't want to change them, because that would make it incompatible with old Java programs.