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Extraction action

 
Doug Avery
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In my assignment (and I guess most others) there is a binary file that acts as the database. This is bundled up in a jar file for submission. Since the 'data' object accesses this via java.io file operations, is it unreasonable to include a step in the load/run instructions that extracts this file from the jar, and then instruct the user/evaluator to run the app from the jar file? Or is there a slick feature of 'jar' that I am missing?
 
John Smith
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Or is there a slick feature of 'jar' that I am missing?

Well, you are probably thinking of programmatically loading resources from jar, and yes, that is very simple. For example, you can load a gif image from jar and use it for your frames. But you still have to mannually extract db.db, and that's perfectly fine.
Eugene.
 
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