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Emili Calonge
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Hi,
I've written a program wich wirtes a vector of custom objects and it works well, the problem is that when I read the file it creates, it never ends. If I try to open the file with vim it says, "no end of file" even the content is rigth, it doesn't have a end of line. Can anyone help me? Thanks
 
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On Windows, some kinds of files contain an actual end-of-file character, a Control-Z. If you're running vim on Windows, and vim thinks there ought to be such a character, then it may complain. But this doesn't mean anything. There's not supposed to be one in the file. It's vim that's wrong here.
 
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Ok, good to know, but it doesn't actually have an end of file, because when I invoke the read function, it never ends, it reads everything in the file, and instead of ending it tries to continue readind, producing an exception. This is what makes me believe the file doesn't have an end of file.
 
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When you crete the file in the first place, do you close() the ObjectOutputStream when you're done? If you don't, the object may still be alive, hoping to write more stuff. Be sure to explicitly close your streams (and really, anything else that has a close() function) which you're done with them.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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