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Getting a null terminated string from a ByteBuffer/CharBuffer

Larry Cha Cha
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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How would I go about getting a string from a ByteBuffer or CharBuffer with the same contents, that is null terminated without checking every single character?
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Jim Yingst
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Well, there's

Here indexOf() is checking every character for you. I don't know of another shortcut - you have to check every character. Unlike C, Java does not normally use nulls to signal the end of a String, and so the libraries don't bother to support it. But it's pretty easy to do yourself.


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Why do you feel that you need a null-terminated string?
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Larry Cha Cha
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Thanks Jim I was hopeing there was some util method that would do it but your snippet should do me fine.
Bear: It's from an existing file that stores their strings as null terminated, I wouldn't have done it myself that way.
 
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