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doesn't like an import statement in a j2ee tutorial app

Adam Hardy
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Joined: Oct 09, 2001
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I downloaded the Sun J2EE tutorial bundle and I've installed it and now I'm try to compile it with ant, following the included instructions.
The compiler trips up on a line in one of the example classes in a subdirectory called \src\ejb\confirmer where there are 4 files:
and it says:
D:\java\j2eetutorial\examples\src\ejb\confirmer\ '.' expected
import Confirmer;
I'm not quite sure what the problem is - either it can't find the class in the same directory (which I think means I need to put it in my CLASSPATH? How do I do that in NT?) or something else entirely.
I'd appreciate any feedback.
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Adam Hardy
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I played around with it and found that if I remove those offending import statements, it compiles.
But then it falls over on the next file, with exactly the same type of import statement.
Junilu Lacar

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is there a package statement? If not, you could try adding an appropriate one such as:
package ejb.confirmer;
in all those files. I can't think of any other reason though.

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Jason Ford
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Joined: Aug 02, 2001
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Are you using the beta version of Java SDK 1.4? I had some trouble with some of my import statements when I switched from 1.3. I think the problem is that it doesn't make sense to import a class into another class when they are both in the same default package. The updated compiler recognizes this error, because it expects that every import statement will include a '.'. For example:
import*; // This is ok
import aClassInSamePackage; // This is NOT ok
I wrote a perl script to fix this problem in the code I'm maintaining, since there are over 60 .java files in the program. It pulls out the bad import statements. If you would like the script, email me and I'll send it to you.

I agree. Here's the link:
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