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Is it a bug.............

Sandeep Jain
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 124
Can any one explain me
Why this peace of code compile Properly
import java.lang.*;
class String

and this doesn't
import java.lang.String;
class String


Sandeep Jain

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Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
Explicitly importing a class forces the current compilation process to treat that class as already defined. Importing a whole package just allows the compilation process to "see" those classes, if required.
So trying to redefine String will be an error.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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