JDK-6269720 : (coll spec) Improve documentation of "natural ordering"
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.util:collections
  • Affected Version: 6
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2005-05-12
  • Updated: 2012-10-08
  • Resolved: 2005-09-04
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The "natural ordering" of elements in some collection is a concept expressed best
in the doc for Comparable, but this is not always obvious to the user of some
collection class that refers to the "natural ordering" concept.
Using {@linkplain Comparable natural ordering} in many places throughout the
Collections framework makes this much clearer.

A number of references to this concept use the phrase "natural order", but
we are using "natural ordering" in a very precise technical sense, so we should
replace all uses of "natural order" with "natural ordering".
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EVALUATION To be fixed as part of the jsr166x project. ###@###.### 2005-05-12 22:49:03 GMT