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Difference b/w Character streams and Byte streams

Chandra Bairi
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
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Hello friends,
I think this is the right forum for this question. What is the difference between character and byte streams right from the low level implementation to the high level implementation. what I actually feel is there is only one difference and that is when we use the character streams the data will be read as a character (i.e 16 bits) and when we read/write the data as byte stream then it will be done as a byte(i.e 8 bits) and there is no other difference. Can anyone help me out in explaining the whole concept.
Thanks in advance.
Shekar.


Thanks,
Shekar
Dirk Schreckmann
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Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Moving this to the I/O and Streams forum...
[ September 24, 2003: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]

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