I'm reading about internationalization with properties file backed resource bundles ( on the java web site ). It appears that resource bundles and properties files were meant for i18n. Does this mean that when people use properties files to parameterize their applications, as is very common, that its a bit of a misuse of the resource bundle?
and in fact it's the other way around.
Properties were there well before ResourceBundles and were intended for configuration.
So if there's any "abuse" it's ResourceBundle "abusing" the Properties mechanism for i18n...