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what happens with this code?

Andres Gonzalez
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taken from

according to them, the answer is:
Compilation succeeds, the output is BaseClass: doCommand.
but I have one question. There are 2 public classes in this code (the code line is starting from 1 - 14, so I assume is a single java file). I'd say code would not even compile because only one class can be public. Am I missing something?

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Kaz Yosh
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I guess those methods are static so object looks for the method with same type as it does for variables.

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Andres Gonzalez
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sorry, didn't get that one... could you explain it a bit more in depth...
Anupam Sinha
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Hi Andres
Yes you are right Andres. Well if the code didn't specified that the two classes are in seperate files then this should be considered wrong. Secondly the code in your question starts from 1 that means the code is the complete code and doesn't has any enclosing class or whatever so moreever the question's answer in its present form should be the code doesn't compile.
Andres Gonzalez
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Thanks... Yes, I was right, I emailed and they updated the question. Now they are in different Java files.
Lei Zheng

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I have read some books.I remember that one of those books says that you can not have two public class in a file if you use the SUN'JDK to compile the codes,but when you use other tools for example JBuilder ,that situation is acceptable.
I agree. Here's the link:
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