Bit of a weird question, i am a java novice so I hope its not silly.
Can you save a tree map externally from a java file?
The reason being that is that I have a java program that adds words from text files to a tree map. The text files never change, and a lot of time is spent reading the text files into the tree map every time you re-run the program.
So it was wondering if there was a way of 'saving' the treemap to an external file and the 'loading' the tree map at the start of the program to save time of reading the text files again on each load.
hmmm...(do I make sense?)
Ps. What exactly is saved in the class files which are produced when i compile java programs?