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why t is small in Hashtable class of java

Ishant Agarwal
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why t is small in Hashtable class of java
John Jai
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just a guess... since Map and Set are interfaces and hence HashMap and HashSet have capitals... and there is no such collection interface named Table as such..
Campbell Ritchie
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Because somebody thought hashtable is all one word? Because somebody misunderstood the convention about subsequent words having capital letters? I think there probably is no deep mysterious reason for it.
Matthew Brown
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And because once it's been released with that spelling (back in the original version of Java) it's too late to change it.
Darryl Burke
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Hashtable isn't alone. There's also java.awt.Checkbox, and, arguably FilenameFilter and the 4 classes starting with Charset


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