default size of vector and arraylist
author and iconoclast
posted 11 years ago
They do use a different algorithm for growing the array. Vector uses the classic multiply-by-two algorithm -- every time the array grows, it doubles in size. From a theoretical standpoint, this has near-optimal performance -- but it uses too much memory. I believe ArrayList uses a more moderate grow-by-50% rule; the performance in real applications is basically the same, and it uses less memory.