[jdom-interest] Attributes as HashMap?

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Thu Oct 5 13:42:17 PDT 2000

>   I have a general question:
>   Is there particular reason why choose a LinkedList as attributes in
> Element, not use a HashMap directly, even an attribute is a name-value
> pair (as in the java.util.Map)?

As Alex said, a list is probably equivalent or better performance than a
map until you have many attributes, and a list gives the nice benefit
that attribute order is maintained (not required but human-friendly).


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