I was reading about the BufferedReader class and looked at its read methods.
I noticed it overrides one of the two (non-abstract) read methods, read(char cbuf, int off, int len), but not read(char cbuf).
Because it does not override read(char cbuf), it makes me wonder if for reading an entire file into a char array more efficient than using read(char cbuf, int off, int len).
Which is better?
Or better yet, is there a better way of doing this:
//try catch finally excluded for simplicity
File f = new File("abc.def");
char cbuf = new char[(int)f.length()]; //assuming the file is small enough
BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(f));
//or br.read(cbuf, 0, (int)f.length()); ???