pre-RFR (s): 8049847: Enhance PrintWriter line.separator handling
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sun Jan 4 20:25:57 UTC 2015
On 04/01/2015 19:18, Xueming Shen wrote:
> I agree with Alan that the general interface "Appendable" probably
> should not get
> into the specific "formatting" functionality here. And I also think
> the "line.separator"
> should not be in the "Writer" as well, writer/reader does not deal
> with "formatting",
> only couple "special" writers need to work with "line"
I've often wondered about BufferedReader/BufferedWriter supporting
lines, it often feels like the readLine and newLine methods should have
been further up in the hierarchy in Reader and Writer so the BufferedXXX
types just adds buffering. I realize of course that newLine might be
very inefficient without buffering. Do have all the history? I'm
wondering if there is merit looking at this again as it could be useful
beyond the case that Claes wants to address. If Writer did define
newLine then then the proposed lineSeperator wouldn't be needed.
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