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Patent Title: System for Java data block transfers of unknown length for applets and applications by determining length of data in local buffer and passing length of data combined with data out of program

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6260083
Issue Date: 07-10-2001
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File Date:12-04-1998

Abstract: In an information processing system, a method to perform I/O (Input/Output) operations for an interpretative based program that is executing on an Interpretative Machine (IM). The method comprises the steps of: executing an interpretative based program on an Interpretative Machine (IM); receiving a request to pass data of unknown length out of the program; allocating a local buffer in the information processing unit to write the data of unknown length; writing the data of unknown length to the local buffer; determining the size of the data of unknown length in the local buffer; and passing the length of the data combined with the data in the buffer out of the program. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, a computer readable medium is described to carry out the above method.


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