Is this arraylist thread-safe?

Is this arraylist thread-safe?
ArrayList al = (ArrayList)Collections.synchronizedList(new ArrayList());
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william007Asked:
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avinthmCommented:
Hi ,
When you do Collections.synchronizedList()...you will get an synchronized ArrayList .
which means that it is thread safe.

You can make use of Vector, which is by default thread safe
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WelkinMazeCommented:
Hi,
Even according to the java api doc it is also thread-save ;)
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/util/Collections.html#synchronizedList(java.util.List)
Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
I prefer using Vector instead of synchronized array-list because on doing some stress-testing, it was found to give better performance.
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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
You can try that by putting a for loop, adding some 20000 items to the list and then trying to iterate through them. Measure the time difference.
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
Performance should definitely be better with a VEctor, synchronizedList() uses a sledge hammer approach to making it thread safe by simple synchronising everything whereas Vector is designed as thread safe.
Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
:-)
Manikandan ThiagarajanSenior consultantCommented:
william007Author Commented:
Thanks:-)
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