Technically, the Collections Framework was available before JDK 1.2, but it wasn't part of the JDK - it was a separate download.
Of course, I agree with everyone that this is a stupid question for an interview.
Ivan Jozsef Balazs
Joined: May 22, 2012
Mike Simmons wrote:Technically, the Collections Framework was available before JDK 1.2, but it wasn't part of the JDK - it was a separate download.
Was it not so that it came with 1.2 but was also retrofitted as a separate package for 1.1?
Joined: Mar 05, 2008
Actually, I think I was thinking of the way they handled JFC/Swing, which was a separate release before JDK 1.2. But you're right, Collections for JDK 1.1 was more of a retrofit, released soon after JDK 1.2 had come out. I retract my previous statement.
subject: When was collection framework introduced in java ?