Enumeration vs. Iterator

In the API docs we read that we can easily read the contents of a collection with enumerations:

for (Enumeration e = v.elements() ; e.hasMoreElements() ;) {
    System.out.println(e.nextElement());
}

So, what is the advantage (or difference) of Iterators when accessing collections? (If any)

piouAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

jimmackCommented:
From the javadoc for java.util.Iterator ;-)


Iterator takes the place of Enumeration in the Java collections framework. Iterators differ from enumerations in two ways:

# Iterators allow the caller to remove elements from the underlying collection during the iteration with well-defined semantics.
# Method names have been improved.

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
jimmackCommented:
;-)  Thanx.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Java

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.