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Topic: Java SE (Standard)

Java 2SE 1.4 (Merlin) I/O

The name of that JSR is New I/O APIs for the Java Platform. Many people think of the new capabilities as just offering non-blocking I/O operations. However, the new features introduced into the JavaTM 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SETM), version 1.4 Beta, include many other new and interesting features. While the API certainly will offer support for scalable I/O operations for both sockets and files, you'll also find a regular expression package for pattern matching, encoders and decoders for character set conversions, and improved file system support like file locking and memory mapping. All four of these new features will be covered in this article.

Programming Language: Java

Updated: 10/25/2001
Organization: java.sun.com