PipedWriter class


see also pipes,  Writer class,  PipedReader class



  PipedWriter provides a character output stream which always writes its characters into an associated PipedReader to which it is connected.


  PipedWriter has implementations of all the methods from Writer.   see Writer class.    They are:


.close( )                                    Closes the stream, flushing it first.

.flush( )                                    Flushes all associated buffers in a stream without closing it.

.write( int c )                             Writes a single char, supplied as the low-order two bytes of a four-byte int.

.write( char[ ] c )                       Writes an array of characters.

.write( char[ ] c, int off, int len )  Writes a portion len of a character array, beginning at offset

.write( String s )                        Writes a String.

.write( String s, int off, int len )  Writes a portion len of a String, beginning at off




.connect( PipedReader )   below



  PipedWriter adds one method to those from Writer:


void .connect( PipedReader ) method


This causes the PipedWriter to be connected to the PipedReader which will read the PipedWriter's data. 


Using  pw.connect( pr );                achieves the same connection result as this constructor statement: 

PipedWriter pw = new PipedWriter( pr );


  You cannot write to a PipedWriter until a PipedReader is connected to it - one way or the other.  Use either the method or the constructor to make the connection.


  Some examples illustrating the use of PipedWriter are provided under the pipes explanation.  see pipes