Iam storing objects in a file using ObjectOutputStream(FileOutputStream()). Let us say n objects. When i read the objects,since i do not know how many objects are there , i need to use a loop(while or anything else). How will i know that end of stream has been reached? I tried -1 that does not work because iam reading objects. And when i try for null also it gives an exception.
Peter den Haan
posted 12 years ago
Can think of two things offhand:
Stuff your objects in a List or array, then serialize the list. Presto, you know exactly how many objects to deserialize: exactly one
Create a class called EndOfFile; as the very last object in your stream, serialize an EndOfFile.
There may be a much simpler way though. Anyone? - Peter