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Java Java Basics Using your New Tools Multiple Strings

User Input

What is the difference between getting user input with the Scanner object and Console.readLine ?

2 Answers

Did some quick researched and this was some helpful information I found


Since Java 1.1
Throws checked exceptions
Can read chars, char arrays, and lines


Since Java 1.5
Doesn't throw checked exceptions
Can read lines, whitespace-delimited tokens, regex-delimited tokens, and numbers
Difficult to read single characters


Since Java 1.6
Doesn't throw checked exceptions
Can read lines
Underlying reader can read chars and char arrays (stops at line bounds)
Not always available (e.g. Eclipse)
Can read passwords (i.e. read without displaying the characters)
Recommendation: Scanner

The methods for reading numbers are very useful. The exceptions are unchecked, so you do not have to write boilerplate try/catch blocks.

A lot over my head as I just started with JAVA but helps. Thanks.

Well, for what I have seen they do pretty much the same thing, just with different synatx.

Short answer, but I hope that helps!

Thanks! :)