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Java 5.0 and the Scanner class

Author:  wtd [ Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Java 5.0 and the Scanner class

Don't have time to say much right now, but go take a look at Scanner.

Author:  rizzix [ Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:42 pm ]
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nice! you can use this to create your own interpreter/compiler.

Author:  randint [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:35 am ]
Post subject:  RE:Java 5.0 and the Scanner class

I think that the Scanner class is out-of-date, we now use this:
public class <class name>
public static void main (String args[]) throws IOException
BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader (new InputStreamReader (;
System.out.print ("Enter text: ");
String text = br.readLine();
//code to make use of the variable "text"

Author:  DemonWasp [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:15 am ]
Post subject:  RE:Java 5.0 and the Scanner class

Two things:

1. Scanner is not out-of-date; depending on application you may use either the method you list or Scanner or some combination or variation.

2. You resurrected a thread that's almost 7 years old. Please try to post only in recent threads.

Author:  c0505674 [ Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:30 pm ]
Post subject:  RE:Java 5.0 and the Scanner class

import java.util.Scanner;
/*you must use this import statement to use the scanner class*/

Scanner scan = new Scanner(;
/*this is the syntax of how to instantiate a new scanner. you can substitute the "scan" for the variable of your choosing*/

//reads in a String from the keyboard

//reads in an int (integer) from the keyboard

//reads in a double from the keyboard

//reads in a boolean from the keyboard

//reads in a long from the keyboard