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Subject svn commit: r1658448 - /commons/proper/io/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/io/IOUtils.java
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:18:22 GMT
Author: sebb
Date: Mon Feb  9 16:18:21 2015
New Revision: 1658448

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1658448
Log:
Add note regarding buffer re-use in applications

Modified:
    commons/proper/io/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/io/IOUtils.java

Modified: commons/proper/io/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/io/IOUtils.java
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/commons/proper/io/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/io/IOUtils.java?rev=1658448&r1=1658447&r2=1658448&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- commons/proper/io/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/io/IOUtils.java (original)
+++ commons/proper/io/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/io/IOUtils.java Mon Feb  9 16:18:21
2015
@@ -76,6 +76,20 @@ import org.apache.commons.io.output.Stri
  * or <code>BufferedReader</code>. The default buffer size of 4K has been shown
  * to be efficient in tests.
  * <p>
+ * The various copy methods all delegate the actual copying to one of the following methods:
+ * <ul>
+ * <li>{@link #copyLarge(InputStream, OutputStream, byte[])}</li>
+ * <li>{@link #copyLarge(InputStream, OutputStream, long, long, byte[])}</li>
+ * <li>{@link #copyLarge(Reader, Writer, char[])}</li>
+ * <li>{@link #copyLarge(Reader, Writer, long, long, char[])}</li>
+ * </ul>
+ * For example, {@link #copy(InputStream, OutputStream)} calls {@link #copyLarge(InputStream,
OutputStream)}
+ * which calls {@link #copy(InputStream, OutputStream, int)} which creates the buffer and
calls
+ * {@link #copyLarge(InputStream, OutputStream, byte[])}.
+ * <p>
+ * Applications can re-use buffers by using the underlying methods directly.
+ * This may improve performance for applications that need to do a lot of copying.
+ * <p>
  * Wherever possible, the methods in this class do <em>not</em> flush or close
  * the stream. This is to avoid making non-portable assumptions about the
  * streams' origin and further use. Thus the caller is still responsible for
@@ -2085,7 +2099,6 @@ public class IOUtils {
      * <p>
      * This method buffers the input internally, so there is no need to use a <code>BufferedInputStream</code>.
      * <p>
-     *
      * @param input
      *            the <code>InputStream</code> to read from
      * @param output
@@ -2131,7 +2144,6 @@ public class IOUtils {
      * This method uses the provided buffer, so there is no need to use a
      * <code>BufferedInputStream</code>.
      * <p>
-     *
      * @param input  the <code>InputStream</code> to read from
      * @param output  the <code>OutputStream</code> to write to
      * @param buffer the buffer to use for the copy



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