24th February 08:47
Arrays - component type vs Element type
Can anyone explain to me the difference between an element type and a
In the java literature, arrays are said to have component types, whereas
collections from the Collections Framework are said to have an element
Reading that - I thought I'd 'got' the difference, but then in 10.1 (a
para later) the terms seem to used synonomously!
When describing collections from the Collections framework there is
never any of this ambiguity/distinction - it is always "element type",
even when talking about a collection whose elements are themselves
Am I missing a "big idea"?
Any thoughts greatly appreciated.