//: Blip3.java
 * Reconstructing an externalizable object
import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
class Blip3 implements Externalizable {
  int i;
  String s; // No initialization
  public Blip3() {
    System.out.println("Blip3 Constructor");
    // s, i not initialized
  public Blip3(String x, int a) {
    System.out.println("Blip3(String x)");
    s = x;
    i = a;
    // s only initialized in non-default
    // constructor.
  public String toString() { return s + i; }
  public void writeExternal(ObjectOutput out)
      throws IOException {
    System.out.println("Blip3.writeExternal");
    // You must do this:
    out.writeObject(s); out.writeInt(i);
  public void readExternal(ObjectInput in)
     throws IOException, ClassNotFoundException {
    System.out.println("Blip3.readExternal");
    // You must do this:
    s = (String)in.readObject(); i =in.readInt();
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    System.out.println("Constructing objects:");
    Blip3 b3 = new Blip3("A String ", 47);
    System.out.println(b3.toString());
    try {
      ObjectOutputStream o =
        new ObjectOutputStream(
          new FileOutputStream("Blip3.out"));
      System.out.println("Saving object:");
      o.writeObject(b3);
      o.close();
      // Now get it back:
      ObjectInputStream in =
        new ObjectInputStream(
          new FileInputStream("Blip3.out"));
      System.out.println("Recovering b3:");
      b3 = (Blip3)in.readObject();
      System.out.println(b3.toString());
    } catch(Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
} ///:~