Closeable and Socket, ZipFile

Pascal S. de Kloe pascal at
Fri Jul 6 13:13:58 UTC 2007

On Friday 06 July 2007 02:02:21 Andreas Sterbenz wrote:
> Hi,
> elsewhere it came up that the interface is
> implemented by InputStream, OutputStream, Reader, Writer,
> SocketChannel, etc. but not by classes such as Socket, ServerSocket,
> ZipFile, etc.
> Is that intentional or a bug?
> Andreas.

A bug means that the software does not work as intended.

Socket, ServerSocket and ZipFile all have a close() method which closes 
the respective streams so what's the problem?
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