JDK-4103785 : java.io: Add ReaderInputStream and WriterOutputStream classes
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.io
  • Affected Version: 1.1,1.2.0
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Won't Fix
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 1998-01-14
  • Updated: 2002-05-23
  • Resolved: 2002-05-23
There have been many requests to add the duals of InputStreamReader and
OutputStreamWriter, namely ReaderInputStream and WriterOutputStream.  Because
encoding converters are hidden within the I/O classes at present, the only way
to get this functionality right now is to use a piped stream, which is not very

EVALUATION Will not fix. Now that we have a public API for character-set coding (see java.nio.charset), there is no compelling reason to add these classes. -- ###@###.### 2002/5/23