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Difference between PrintWriter and Output Stream.

 
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what is the difference between this following code snippets?



and



which one is best interms of performance and which has to be used at which scenario?
 
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If you're only using the write method of PrintStream then it is not much more than a simple InputStream. All it does is flush if you write a line break and auto flush is turned on. It is the print and println methods that separates PrintStream from its peers.
 
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