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What's wrong with the program?

Niyas Ahmed Sheikh
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In the above pgm, the byte array bb[0] - bb[9] will have a - j.
But I got the above output. I thought the output should be: abcdefghij

What's wrong with the program?
Jesper de Jong
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Take out of the loop.

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Manuel Moons
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The read(byte[]) command will try to read 10 bytes at once (because your byte[] is 10 bytes). It will try to read those 10 bytes and when the inputstream is at it's end it will return -1. If less then 10 bytes can be read the read method will return the amount that can be read.

So if you follow these rules you can see why your output can be unpredictable.

You'd better do something like this:

Choon-Chern Lim
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Instead of reading character by character, consider using bufferedReader to read the whole line.

I agree. Here's the link:
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