RandomAccessFile in 2.2.18


If you use toolsUI-2.2.18.jar you discover that there are two RandomAccessFile 
classes but only one in the Javadoc. It would seem (I haven't looked at the 
source code) that 

ucar.netcdf.RandomAccessFile might be very similar to 
ucar.unidata.io.RandomAccessFile which is in the Javadoc. 

The former has been around a long time and I was wondering whether I should 
convert to using the one in the later package - pretty much mandatory given 
that there wouldn't be documentary support for the earlier version. I note it 
doesn't support a java.io.File argument constructor. Neither has a setLength 
which is in java.io.RandomAccessFile which I would find handy. Also I note that 
netcdf-2.2.18.jar, unlike toolsUI, doesn't include the earlier version.

Can someone advise?

Steve Loch
BODC
Web: www.bodc.ac.uk

PS Where's the best location to send comments on the (javadoc) documentation?


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