I know Dictionary has been unoffficially deprecated. But comparing Map & DIctionary, I can't find any differences.
Is there a basic design difference i missed?
Also since now its unofficially deprecated, doesn't it means we should not be encouraged to use HashTable and use ConcurrentHashMap instead.
I read somewhere that because Dictionary is an abstract class instead of an interface like Map, and because Java classes can only have 1 superclass, all of Dictionary's subclasses are forever trapped under the Dictionary inheritance tree and can't be moved to fill other rolls in other inheritance trees.