RFR 4358774: Add null InputStream and OutputStream

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Wed Dec 6 19:11:41 UTC 2017

"null" is a significant term in the Java ecosystem, and the relationship 
here, to /dev/null or NUL seems somewhat tenuous.

Have any other names been considered?  At least for the InputStream, 
calling it an "empty stream" seems more intuitive than a "null stream".

-- Jon

On 12/6/17 11:00 AM, Brian Burkhalter wrote:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-4358774
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bpb/4358774/webrev.00/
> Add nullStream() method to each of InputStream and OutputStream.
> Thanks,
> Brian

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