Friday, September 30, 2011

Iterator vs Enumeration

Differences between Iterator & Enumeration:
Enumeration is twice as fast as Iterator and uses very less memory. Enumeration is very basic and fits to basic needs. But Iterator is much safer as compared to Enumeration, because it always denies other threads to modify the collection object which is being iterated by it. Whenever a second thread tries for that Iterator will throw a ConcurrentModificationException. Iterators that do this are known as fail-fast iterators, as they fail quickly and cleanly.