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NX: Formats of "DataInputStream" classes?

 
Sang-Wook Kim
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Hello again,
I am confused about the following statement:

All numeric values are stored in the header information use the formats of the DataInputStream and DataOutputStream classes.

Does this mean that I have to use DataInputStream and DataOutputStream classes?? How do their formats look like? Isn't it just streams of bytes? I am using RandomAccessFile and have no problem reading & writing database. Could anybody please clarify this?
Kim
 
Satish Avadhanam
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Originally posted by Sang-Wook Kim:
Hello again,
Does this mean that I have to use DataInputStream and DataOutputStream classes?? How do their formats look like? Isn't it just streams of bytes? I am using RandomAccessFile and have no problem reading & writing database. Could anybody please clarify this?
Kim

Hi Kim, I think they are just giving us a hint on how the format is. It does'nt necessarily put a constraint on us to use only those. As a matter of fact, I think most people use RandomAccessFile and other NIO classes only. Bottomline...it should not be a problem. You are good at what you are doing.
Good Luck.
 
Sang-Wook Kim
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Thanx Satish~
 
Javini Javono
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Hi,

All numeric values are stored in the header information use the formats of the DataInputStream and DataOutputStream classes.

This phrase is essentially saying, albeit in a round-about way, that the numeric
values are stored in the header using the formats of the interfaces implemented
by DataInputStream and DataOutputStream; and, RandomAccessFile implements
the same interfaces.
Thanks,
Javini Javono
 
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