Writers and Readers

  • Jeff Friesen


Java’s stream classes are good for streaming sequences of bytes, but they’re not good for streaming sequences of characters because bytes and characters are two different things: a byte represents an 8-bit data item and a character represents a 16-bit data item. Also, Java’s char and java.lang.String types naturally handle characters instead of bytes.

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© Jeff Friesen 2015

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  • Jeff Friesen
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  1. 1.ManitobaCanada

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