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package it.unimi.dsi.mg4j.io;

/*     
 * MG4J: Managing Gigabytes for Java
 *
 * Copyright (C) 2003-2007 Sebastiano Vigna 
 *
 *  This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 *  under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free
 *  Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option)
 *  any later version.
 *
 *  This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
 *  WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY
 *  or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU Lesser General Public License
 *  for more details.
 *
 *  You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
 *  along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 *  Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
 *
 */

import java.io.Reader;
import java.io.Serializable;


/** End-of-stream-only reader.
 *
 * <P>This reader will always return end-of-file on any read attempt.
 *
 * <P>This class is a singleton. You cannot create a null reader,
 * but you can obtain an instance of this class using {@link #getInstance()}.
 *
 * @author Sebastiano Vigna
 * @since 0.9.2
 * @deprecated Moved to <code>dsiutils</code>.
 */

@Deprecated
public class NullReader extends Reader implements Serializable {
  private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
  
  private final static NullReader INSTANCE = new NullReader();

  private NullReader() {}
   
  /** Returns the only instance of this class.
   * 
   * @return the only instance of this class.
   */
  public static NullReader getInstance() {
    return INSTANCE;
  }

  public void close() {}

  public int read( final char[] cbuf, final int off, final int len ) {
    return -1;
  }
}
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