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regarding streams

vatsalya rao
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Joined: Feb 14, 2007
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as part of my SCJP preparation i came through he topic "basic i/o".iam unable to understand what are byte streams character streams and buffered streams.iam going through sun's site

can anyone please explain me these? or any link that explians me these clearly.iam going through the book "java 2 suncertifified programmer" by "brain bagnall".i dont have a k&b book wit me as of now.planning to buy.
Barry Gaunt
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The explanations in the tutorial seem clear and simple. What do you not understand?

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Nitesh Kant

Joined: Feb 25, 2007
Posts: 1638

You can follow this link for difference between byte and character streams:

A buffered stream does not do an I/O operation for every byte read, it buffers the bytes in memory for effecient performance

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I agree. Here's the link:
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