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24.48 java.io.PipedInputStream (JDK 1.0)

This class is an InputStream that implements one-half of a pipe, and is useful for communication between threads. A PipedInputStream must be connected to a PipedOutputStream object, which may be specified when the PipedInputStream is created or with the connect() method. Data read from a PipedInputStream object are received from the PipedOutputStream to which it is connected.

See InputStream for information on the low-level methods for reading data from a PipedInputStream. A FilterInputStream may be used to provide a higher-level interface for reading data from a PipedInputStream.

public class PipedInputStream extends InputStream {
    // Public Constructors
            public PipedInputStream(PipedOutputStream src) throws IOException;
            public PipedInputStream();
    // Constants
        1.1  protected static final int PIPE_SIZE;
    // Protected Instance Variables
        1.1  protected byte[] buffer;
        1.1  protected int in;
        1.1  protected int out;
    // Public Instance Methods
            public synchronized int available() throws IOException;  // Overrides InputStream
            public void close() throws IOException;  // Overrides InputStream
            public void connect(PipedOutputStream src) throws IOException;
            public synchronized int read() throws IOException;  // Defines InputStream
            public synchronized int read(byte[] b, int off, int len) throws IOException;  // Overrides InputStream
    // Protected Instance Methods
        1.1  protected synchronized void receive(int b) throws IOException;



Passed To:

PipedOutputStream(), PipedOutputStream.connect()

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