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This from the (Java 2) javadoc entry for java.util.Vector:
The Iterators returned by Vector's iterator and listIterator methods are fail-fast: if the Vector is structurally modified at any time after the Iterator is created, in any way except through the Iterator's own remove or add methods, the Iterator will throw a ConcurrentModificationException. Thus, in the face of concurrent modification, the Iterator fails quickly and cleanly, rather than risking arbitrary, non-deterministic behavior at an undetermined time in the future. The Enumerations returned by Vector's elements method are not fail-fast.
So... if Enumerations are not "fail-fast" what are they? Fail-slow? Don't-fail? And if they don't fail, does using an Enumeration lock up (synchronize) your Vector until you are done enumerating?
 
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Enumerations do not consider the possibility of concurrent modifications, so if you do not do appropriate synchronisation and/or checks yourself, you may skip or double-up on elements, if there has been a modification since you started enumerating.
At least, that's what I conclude from the JDK source for Vector (implements the enumeration) and AbstractList (implements the iterator).
 
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Spot on.
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