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Java StreamTokenizer commentChar() Method with Example

StreamTokenizer Class commentChar() method: Here, we are going to learn about the commentChar() method of StreamTokenizer Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on April 21, 2020

StreamTokenizer Class commentChar() method

  • commentChar() method is available in java.io package.
  • commentChar() method is used to tells that the given character starts a single line comment. Every character from the comment character to the end of the line is avoided by this StreamTokenizer.
  • commentChar() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • commentChar() method does not throw an exception at the time of checking comment character.

Syntax:

    public void commentChar(int character);

Parameter(s):

  • int character – represents the character.

Return value:

The return type of the method is void, it returns nothing.

Example:

// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of void commentChar(int character) method of
// StreamTokenizer

import java.io.*;

public class CommentChar {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        String str = "Hi, This is a mathematical expression : " +
            " 2 * 4 = 8" + "8 + 5 = 13";

        try {
            // Instantiates FileOutputStream  and ObjectOutputStream 
            FileOutputStream fos_stm = new FileOutputStream("D:\\includehelp.txt");
            ObjectOutputStream obj_out_stm = new ObjectOutputStream(fos_stm);

            // By using writeUTF() method is to
            // write the given string in the file
            obj_out_stm.writeUTF(str);
            obj_out_stm.flush();

            // Instantiates FileOutputStream  and ObjectOutputStream 
            ObjectInputStream obj_in_stm = new ObjectInputStream(new FileInputStream("D:\\includehelp.txt"));

            // Instantiates StreamTokenizer and Reader
            Reader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(obj_in_stm));
            StreamTokenizer st = new StreamTokenizer(reader);

            // By using commentChar() method is to
            // set the comment character ":" it will
            // comment when it encounters : in str
            st.commentChar(':');

            // Here, we are considering initially 
            // file is not empty
            boolean end_of_file = false;

            do {
                int token = st.nextToken();

                switch (token) {
                    case StreamTokenizer.TT_EOF:
                        System.out.println("End of File Found");
                        end_of_file = true;
                        break;


                    case StreamTokenizer.TT_EOL:
                        System.out.println("End of Line Found");
                        break;

                    case StreamTokenizer.TT_WORD:
                        System.out.println("word: " + st.sval);
                        break;

                    case StreamTokenizer.TT_NUMBER:
                        System.out.println("number: " + st.nval);
                        break;

                    default:
                        System.out.println((char) token + " Found.");
                }
            } while (!end_of_file);

        } catch (Exception ex) {
            ex.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

Output

< Found.
word: Hi
, Found.
word: This
word: is
word: a
word: mathematical
word: expression
End of File Found





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