0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2008 12:16 AM by ab1301

    writeUTF vs. writeUTFBytes

    ab1301
      Can someone explain the difference between filestream's writeUTF and writeUTFBytes methods?
      I just realized that files saved with writeUTF have weird characters saved in front of them. I think this is because writeUTF tries to save the length of the string as an integer in front of the file (though the actual character saved never appears to be an integer when I open it). Why would it do this? What file type would have an integer length at the beginning of it? The language reference doesn't really explain this in any detail.
      Also, when saving files with writeUTF, I sometimes get Error #2006: The supplied index is out of bounds. I do not get this error saving the same file with writeUTFBytes. To my knowledge I am not supplying any index to anything, i am just writing a string to a filestream, so I don't understand what could possibly be out of bounds. Does this have something to do with the length integer?