Originally posted by Shruti Advani: ya, but i read that it comes under "Historical Collection Classes" ? what does that mean then ?
Before JDK 2.0 was released there were few classes like Vector, Hashtable etc to hold a list of objects. But however they didn't have a proper uniform framework. These classes were called Legacy or Historical Collection Classes. But JDK 2.0 came up with a standard framework for Collection classes (like ArrayList, LinkedList, HaspMap etc.) called Collections Framework. Currently even the Legacy classes like Vector etc have been refactored to follow the Collections Framework