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Post by SGFwcHlEdW » Sat, 26 Mar 2005 13:53:04

I am trying to use the zip stuff in vjslib in Visual C++ .NET 2003, but I'm
having problems with the read(byte[], int, int) and read(byte[]) methods. For
some reason, when I try (source code to put this in context is at bottom):

zipStream->read(fileBytes); or
zipStream->read(fileBytes, 0, fileBytes->Length);

then reading stops after 500ish bytes (the number varies for different files
but remains the same for the same file attempted multiple times), but if I

for (int j = 0; j < fileBytes->Length; j++)
fileBytes[j] = zipStream->read();

then the whole file gets read fine. The same is also true if I redo the code
to use the ZipFile.getInputStream(some zip entry).read methods. Does anyone
know what's up?

ZipInputStream* zipStream = new ZipInputStream(new
ZipEntry* currentEntry;
while ((currentEntry = zipStream->getNextEntry()) != 0)
signed char fileBytes __gc[] = new signed char
//insert file reading code
FileStream* currentFileStream = File::Create(currentEntry->getName());
currentFileStream->Write(fileBytes, 0, fileBytes->Length);
zipStream->close(); read help

Post by Lars-Inge » Tue, 29 Mar 2005 20:33:47

Hi HappyDude,

There are lots of bugs in the zip library for VS 2003. The best solution is
to use a third part .NET zip library (or wait for Visual Studio 2005/.NET
2.0). The time/date is also wrong in the VS2003 release.

Lars-Inge Tnessen read help

Post by SGFwcHlEdW » Wed, 30 Mar 2005 23:33:05

The same happens with the J# 2.0 beta that comes with some of the VS
Expresses, but I tried it out on real Java, and I was surprised to see that
the same behavior occured since I counldn't find any word of it in Sun's
documentation. All examples I've found with Google pound the read(Byte[])
method with a while loop, but no one seems to consider it a bug that it would
just stop reading when there's still bytes to be read and array space to read
into. Perhaps it's some sort of Java common knowledge that I'm unaware of. I
think I'll check out SharpLibZip. read help

Post by George Bir » Sun, 03 Apr 2005 18:02:27

> zipStream->read(fileBytes); or

I think the last param of "read" is the MAX buffer size you pass to the
"read" method, it doesn't mean it should read that much data. So you do have
to call read many times (see if it returns some value saying how much bytes
it read and then see how much you have to still read to get the file)

I haven't used Java's I/O stuff for some time now, but I think the COMM API
was behaving like that

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Post by James Par » Wed, 06 Apr 2005 17:28:50

What situations exist in which reading less than the requested maximum is
advantageous? read help

Post by George Bir » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 20:14:30

when you have streaming and want to return as soon as possible without
blocking for too much time