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Empty java file

mahesh ogale

Joined: Jan 14, 2004
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Why empty java file gets compiled correctly if it is the requirement that filename should match class name which contains main method?
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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It's required that any public outer class defined in a source file matches the name of the file.
That the main method should be in a public class defined in a source file of the same name is nothing to do with whether every source file should have a matching public class defined, or any class defined at all. Though, if the source file doesn't define any classes, then it's not much use really.

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