• Subject: RE: Java questions
  • From: Walden Leverich <walden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 09:55:38 -0500

Frank,

I'm here too. I think one of the problems is that the list has not yet
reached that critical mass where messages lead to other messages to other
messages to ot..... you get the point. So every once in a while someone will
start a thread, like you just did, but then it will go silent again. Most of
us are just playing with Java now, so we don't have those "advanced"
questions we post to midrange-l. However, I'm staying subscribed to the list
for the day that Java on the 400 becomes popular enough to generate a good
number of messages. (Of course that won't be until after 2000 since we're
all so busy working on Y2K programming. <G>)

-Walden

-----Original Message-----
From: DeSarro Frank [mailto:DeSarFra@mail.divintech.com]
Sent: Monday, December 21, 1998 11:25 AM
To: java400-l@midrange.com
Subject: Java questions


        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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