Java – scanner method and buffered reader method

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I want to know what's difference between Scanner method & buffered reader method for scanning input from user? Why these multiple methods are used?

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This may sound redundant, but BufferedReader is a reader, while Scanner is a scanner.

From the documentation:

“java.util.Scanner is a simple text scanner which can parse primitive types and strings using regular expressions.

A Scanner breaks its input into tokens using a delimiter pattern, which by default matches whitespace. The resulting tokens may then be converted into values of different types using the various next methods.”

and

“java.io.BufferedReader reads text from a character-input stream, buffering characters so as to provide for the efficient reading of characters, arrays, and lines.”

Depending on what you need to accomplish, you might want to use a scanner or a buffered reader.

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  • Vishalattal
    which one is better to be use in programs BufferedReader or scanner ??????
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