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Requirement of a class definition

Ransika deSilva
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I am studying for SCJP. I got a study pack. In there they say that there are three top level elements, which are namely Package decleration, importing classes and class definition. They further say that all these 3 is not needed but if they are there they should be in the above metioned order.
The question I am having is, what do they mean by class definition, if it is just 'class AnyName', how it is possible not to have this in a java program.
Please do advice me on this.
Thank you very much....


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Ilja Preuss
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Well, I guess the the class declaration isn't syntactically enforced (though I am not sure about it). A java file without it would be rather useless, though...


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Ransika deSilva
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Thanks for the answer. But I got the answer, what there are meaning here is about the interfaces etc which doesn't have a class decleration.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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