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Legacy classes

 
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Why Vector and HashTable's are called as Legacy classes?
 
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Legacy: "...Computing - denoting software or hardware that has been superseded but is difficult to replace because of its wide use." ~Oxford

Java's newer collections framework provides alternatives that are generally preferable to Vector and Hashtable. In particular, see ArrayList and HashMap. So although new code (probably) shouldn't be written using Vector and Hashtable, there's still plenty of old code out there keeping these classes alive.
[ February 14, 2005: Message edited by: marc weber ]
 
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