Java.io.StreamTokenizer.ordinaryChar() Method

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Description

The java.io.StreamTokenizer.ordinaryChar(int ch) method specifies that the character argument is "ordinary" in this tokenizer. It removes any special significance the character has as a comment character, word component, string delimiter, white space, or number character. When such a character is encountered by the parser, the parser treats it as a single-character token and sets ttype field to the character value. Making a line terminator character "ordinary" may interfere with the ability of a StreamTokenizer to count lines. The lineno method may no longer reflect the presence of such terminator characters in its line count.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.StreamTokenizer.ordinaryChar() method

public void ordinaryChar(int ch)

Parameters

  • ch -- the character.

Return Value

This method does not return a value

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.io.StreamTokenizer.ordinaryChar() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.*;

public class StreamTokenizerDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      String text = "Hello. This is a text \n that will be split "
              + "into tokens. 1+1=2";
      try {
         // create a new file with an ObjectOutputStream
         FileOutputStream out = new FileOutputStream("test.txt");
         ObjectOutputStream oout = new ObjectOutputStream(out);

         // write something in the file
         oout.writeUTF(text);
         oout.flush();

         // create an ObjectInputStream for the file we created before
         ObjectInputStream ois =
                 new ObjectInputStream(new FileInputStream("test.txt"));

         // create a new tokenizer
         Reader r = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(ois));
         StreamTokenizer st = new StreamTokenizer(r);

         // set \n as an ordinary char
         st.ordinaryChar('\n');

         // print the stream tokens
         boolean eof = false;
         do {

            int token = st.nextToken();
            switch (token) {
               case StreamTokenizer.TT_EOF:
                  System.out.println("End of File encountered.");
                  eof = true;
                  break;
               case StreamTokenizer.TT_EOL:
                  System.out.println("End of Line encountered.");
                  break;
               case StreamTokenizer.TT_WORD:
                  System.out.println("Word: " + st.sval);
                  break;
               case StreamTokenizer.TT_NUMBER:
                  System.out.println("Number: " + st.nval);
                  break;
               default:
                  System.out.println((char) token + " encountered.");
                  if (token == '!') {
                     eof = true;
                  }
            }
         } while (!eof);


      } catch (Exception ex) {
         ex.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Word: Hello.
Word: This
Word: is
Word: a
Word: text
End of Line encountered.
Word: that
Word: will
Word: be
Word: split
Word: into
Word: tokens.
Number: 1.0
+ encountered.
Number: 1.0
= encountered.
Number: 2.0
End of File encountered.



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