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Default and Subpackage

Allen Bandela
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Joined: Feb 16, 2006
Posts: 128

When I imported a class from a default package into a class in its sub package, I am getting a compile error.

I did this as import DefaultPackageClass;

Is this wrong?

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24183

Yep, it's wrong. It's expressly disallowed in the language specification, perhaps to discourage you from using the default package for anything but trivial student programs.

Early Java compilers did allow this, but more recent ones don't.

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