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speeding up URLConnection reading

Chris Uppal
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mark wrote:

> I have just made some measurements and the most time consuming is
> getting the message into the string. I am actually using:
> StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
> char[] b = new char[32678];
> Reader reader = new InputStreamReader(
> method.getResponseBodyAsStream(), method.getResponseCharSet());
> for (int n; (n = != -1 str.append(b, 0, n);
> String answer = str.toString();

I find it /very/ hard to believe that decoding ASCII-valued binary data into
ASCII-valued string data is slower than transmitting that data across a
network. I think you must have mis-measured somehow.

-- chris

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