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pinky yadav
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 44
Check out the following code from JLS doc
package Vector;
class Mosquito { int capacity; }
package strange.example;
import java.util.Vector;
import Vector.Mosquito;
class Test {
public static void main(String[] args) {
System.out.println(new Vector().getClass());
System.out.println(new Mosquito().getClass());
the output is :
class java.util.Vector
class Vector.Mosquito
why there is no conflict in name ??
Juanjo Bazan
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Joined: Feb 04, 2002
Posts: 231
In order to get a conflict in name, you need two different classes with the same name.
This is not the case, you are refering to Vector and Mosquito problem.
pinky yadav
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 44
Yes but if i try with 1.3 it gives a compile time error but not with 1.4
Jose Botella
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Joined: Jul 03, 2001
Posts: 2120
One Vector is a package and the other is a class, no problem for the compiler; but confusing for non- walking-compiler humans , as me.
The compiler of sdk 1.3 did not match JLS as well as version 1.4 does.

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