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why .java filename constraint ?
prashant p joshi
Joined: Jul 22, 2002
Jul 22, 2002 00:43:00
why .java filename must be same as public class name defined in that file?
Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi
Joined: May 17, 2001
Jul 22, 2002 04:25:00
I think its because that is how the compiler finds the class files. By package and class name.
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Jul 22, 2002 05:31:00
It's just a convenience for the compiler.
It's one of the tricks which enable recompiling a whole Java project to be acceptably quick, without needing something like a "makefile" to tell it what to compile.
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