Module java.base

Class Pipe

  • public abstract class Pipe
    extends Object
    A pair of channels that implements a unidirectional pipe.

    A pipe consists of a pair of channels: A writable sink channel and a readable source channel. Once some bytes are written to the sink channel they can be read from the source channel in exactly the order in which they were written.

    Whether or not a thread writing bytes to a pipe will block until another thread reads those bytes, or some previously-written bytes, from the pipe is system-dependent and therefore unspecified. Many pipe implementations will buffer up to a certain number of bytes between the sink and source channels, but such buffering should not be assumed.

    • Constructor Detail

      • Pipe

        protected Pipe()
        Initializes a new instance of this class.
    • Method Detail

      • source

        public abstract Pipe.SourceChannel source()
        Returns this pipe's source channel.
        This pipe's source channel
      • sink

        public abstract Pipe.SinkChannel sink()
        Returns this pipe's sink channel.
        This pipe's sink channel