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What are NameSpaces

sanjeev kb

Joined: Jul 19, 2001
Posts: 1
Hi All,
Please give me brief definition and explanation of namespaces
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
It is an area where the name of a class or variable is not obscure (can not be mistaken for another one with the SAME name).
In java, class namespaces are packages. You can not have two classes with the SAME name in the same package. You CAN have two packages with the same name in different packages because they are in different namespaces.

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