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Two public classes in a file

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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Can a file hold two public classes?
//file name
public class test
public class test1
This gives a compilation error:
" Public class test1 must be defined in a file called "".
I remember reading a posting in javaranch that a file can contain
2 public classes.
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3222
In plain vanilla Sun JDK, at most ONE package level (i.e., non-nested top level) class in a file can be <CODE>public</CODE>

Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
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Joined: Jul 15, 2000
Posts: 37
class file for public class should be named same.
public class fun {
should be written in ''
and you can't have duplicate class names
think you can't have
public class joke {
inisde '' it should be inside ''
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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