Name: tb29552 Date: 01/29/98
(company - Mobile Telephone Networks , email - ###@###.###)
This would allow a programmer to read a line of text
not more than a certain number of characters.
Eg. reading a socket that does text IO (like SMTP)
one wants to read a line but not more than a certain
number of characters.
To use readLine() as is would be convinient but opens
such a socket reader to denial of service attacks
when a client spams volumes of text to the socket
with no new line characters. The BufferedReader
will read all of the text and eventually run out
(Review ID: 24018)