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importing java.lang

Omkar Shetkar
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Hi All,

I have got a doubt regarding very basic fact of Java i.e., why we need not import java.lang package? What is the mechanism in Java which makes any program to have access to the default package?

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Omkar V S


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Ian Edwards
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
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There's nothing stopping you importing the java.lang package yourself - its just not required as the compiler will automatically do it for you.

This package provides classes that are fundamental to the language. You won't get far without it.
Swapnil Sonawane
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Yes. You need not import java.lang as Java does it automatically for you. There is no harm even if you import that explicitly.


Swapnil S. Sonawane<br /> <br />B.Tech (Expected May 2009)<br />Computer Science, NIT Durgapur, India<br />SCJA 1.0
Omkar Shetkar
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But I want to know how Java do that?
Paul Clapham
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It's done by special-case programming in the compiler.
 
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