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Blog Archive for tomwhite during May 2005

There is an old saying that mathematicians only know three numbers: 0, 1 and ∞ (infinity). There is some truth in this in computing too, as dealing with a single entity can be very different to dealing with a multiplicity of that entity. In JDK 1.5 speak: Am I using a Thing or a Collection<Thing>? It is possible to build a system using single entities at each level of the...