Thursday, May 19, 2011

When to use arrays and when arraylist?

Programmers are frequently faced with the choice of using a simple array or an ArrayList. If the data has a known number of elements or small fixed size upper bound, or where efficiency in using primitive types is important, arrays are often the best choice. However, many data storage problems are not that simple, and ArrayList (or one of the other Collections classes) might be the right choice.

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