I/O, Try-with-Resources, and Other Topics

This chapter introduces one of Java’s most important packages,, which supports Java’s basic I/O (input/output) system, including file I/O. Support for I/O comes from Java’s core API libraries, not from language keywords. For this reason, an in-depth discussion of this topic is found in Part II of this book, which examines several of Java’s API packages. Here, the foundation of this important subsystem is introduced so that you can see how it fits into the larger context of the Java programming and execution environment. This chapter also examines the try-with-resources statement and several more Java keywords: transient, volatile, instanceof, native, strictfp, and assert. It concludes ...

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