Re: How to (efficiently) write an int array into a file ?

Lew <>
Sat, 26 Sep 2009 12:53:12 -0400
Lew wrote:

Roedy Green wrote:

On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 11:47:19 -0400, Lew <> wrote,
quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

As for your conclusions about speed, on what evidence are they based?

C writes a block of ints as a large chunk of bytes. It does not need
to do any processing on each element the way Java does with

Here is the code for DataOutputStream.writeInt()

     * Writes an <code>int</code> to the underlying output stream as
     * bytes, high byte first. If no exception is thrown, the counter
     * <code>written</code> is incremented by <code>4</code>.
     * @param v an <code>int</code> to be written.
     * @exception IOException if an I/O error occurs.
     * @see
    public final void writeInt(int v) throws IOException {
        out.write((v >>> 24) & 0xFF);
        out.write((v >>> 16) & 0xFF);
        out.write((v >>> 8) & 0xFF);
        out.write((v >>> 0) & 0xFF);

I think Lew may have expected writeInt to be a native method that
copied 4 bytes as a single chunk to the output buffer.

I think Lew may have been speaking about the NIO buffer approach.

or the write(byte[] b) approach.

I mean, come on - duhhh.


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