JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

Uses of Interface

Packages that use Readable Provides for system input and output through data streams, serialization and the file system. 
java.nio Defines buffers, which are containers for data, and provides an overview of the other NIO packages. 
java.util Contains the collections framework, legacy collection classes, event model, date and time facilities, internationalization, and miscellaneous utility classes (a string tokenizer, a random-number generator, and a bit array). 

Uses of Readable in

Classes in that implement Readable
 class BufferedReader
          Read text from a character-input stream, buffering characters so as to provide for the efficient reading of characters, arrays, and lines.
 class CharArrayReader
          This class implements a character buffer that can be used as a character-input stream.
 class FileReader
          Convenience class for reading character files.
 class FilterReader
          Abstract class for reading filtered character streams.
 class InputStreamReader
          An InputStreamReader is a bridge from byte streams to character streams: It reads bytes and decodes them into characters using a specified charset.
 class LineNumberReader
          A buffered character-input stream that keeps track of line numbers.
 class PipedReader
          Piped character-input streams.
 class PushbackReader
          A character-stream reader that allows characters to be pushed back into the stream.
 class Reader
          Abstract class for reading character streams.
 class StringReader
          A character stream whose source is a string.

Uses of Readable in java.nio

Classes in java.nio that implement Readable
 class CharBuffer
          A character buffer.

Uses of Readable in java.util

Constructors in java.util with parameters of type Readable
Scanner(Readable source)
          Constructs a new Scanner that produces values scanned from the specified source.

JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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