• Subject: Re: Java questions
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 13:26:11 -0500

Well, you're probably right about the lack of activity.

Yes, applications on the AS/400.  Actually, I have not looked at the direct file
access stuff yet.  I have used the call interface, the user space interface and 
the
data queue interface.  Call was to API to deposit into the user space.  If you 
have
time, I have a yuck on what IBM calls "integrated".

b.

DeSarro Frank wrote:

>         I have two questions.  First, there seems to be very little activity 
>on
> this java mail list. Could anyone who subscribes to this list identify
> yourself.  I promise I won't start mailing you questions.  I just want to
> find out how many people are out there listening.
>         Second, if anyone is trying to develop applications using the AS/400
> Toolbox for Java, I'm disappointed by the methods provided for the
> KeyedFile class.  Does anyone have a different opinion? The class does
> not seem to provide the capabilities that would be useful for positioning
> and reading through a keyed file.  I know the class provides about a
> dozen methods for accessing records, but when I try to actually start
> using them in a real application, I find them to be lacking.  As an
> example, there does not seem to be a method to simply position you to the
> end of a file or to read the last record in a file. You can use the
> methods provided to attempt to simulate these functions, but I find
> myself starting to need to make assumptions about the data to easily
> accomplish these tasks and others.  Any comments or suggestions would be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.
>
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