Classes in this package fulfill needs that are not satisfied by the I/O classes available.
We provide replacement classes such as
and classes exposing the lines of a file as a collection
or as an iterator. The general
WordReader interface is used by
MG4J to provide customisable word segmentation.
The standard Java API lacks bit-level I/O classes: to this purpose, we
OutputBitStream, which can wrap any standard Java
corresponding stream and make it work at the bit level; moreover, they
provide support for several useful formats (such as unary, binary, minimal
binary, γ, δ and Golomb encoding).
Bit input and output streams offer also efficient buffering and a way to
reposition the bit stream in case the underlying byte stream is a
file-based stream or a
All coding methods work on natural numbers. The encoding of zero is very natural for some techniques, and much less natural for others. To keep methods rationally organised, all methods are able to encode any natural number. If, for instance, you want to write positive numbers in unary encoding and you do not want to waste a bit, you have to decrement them first (i.e., instead of p you must encode p−1).
|OfflineIterable.Serializer<A,B extends A>||
Determines a strategy to serialize and deserialize elements.
A marker interface for a closeable resource that implements safety measures to make resource tracking easier.
An interface providing methods to break the input from a reader into words.
A bridge between byte buffers and input streams.
A queue of bytes partially stored on disk.
A debugging wrapper for input bit streams.
A debugging wrapper for output bit streams.
A word reader that breaks words on a given set of characters.
A lightweight, unsynchronised buffered reader based on mutable strings.
A wrapper exhibiting the lines of a file as a
An iterator over the lines of a
Bit-level input stream.
An adapter that exposes a fast buffered reader as an iterator over the returned lines.
A multiple input stream.
End-of-stream-only input stream.
Throw-it-away output stream.
|OfflineIterable<T,U extends T>||
An iterable that offers elements that were previously stored offline using specialized serialization methods.
|OfflineIterable.OfflineIterator<A,B extends A>||
An iterator returned by an
Bit-level output stream.
Exhibits a single