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Thread: Re: data and object streams

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    Default Re: data and object streams

    So as I understand it in newbie speak if I wanted to store the stats from a ball game I could use a datastream to store the data as:

    InningScore {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}
    TeamA {0,1,0,2,1,2,3,2,1}
    TeamB {0,2,1,4,5,1,2,3,4}

    Or you could store as an objectstream storing multiple inning objects
    newInning {int gameid, int inning, int tm_a_score, int tm_b_score}

    Either way you could store an indefinite number of innings, and then use the program to repeatedly track the data in a form of database.

    The difference that each objectstream has to have its structure stored and reconstructed. Whereas the datastreams can be stored separately without that overhead.

    Someone asked when would I use the object stream. I would ask for an example of a mixed instance, or a perfect instance for either or where you would not want to use an objectstream or datastream

    There aren't alot of good posts on the net that break the two down and contrast them The oracle tutorial was horrid. I wound up getting a hold of a real text since my java class didn't provide a real one

    I also understand that my datastreams were all int streams and that I could have had other datatypes.

    Would you blend the two?
    Last edited by starlord; March 18th, 2014 at 11:22 AM. Reason: improve wording

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