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bypassing the classpath

Dan Maples
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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Hey guys, I have written a myUtilities.java program to make things easyer when I write other programs. The problem I am having is when I use it in other programs and go to compile the other programs I end up having to type in 10 or so different classpaths to get it to compile properly. Is there something I can do to the myUtilities.java program that will make it so that I don't have to type in 10 classpaths when compileing the other programs. I have heard of packages, but I don't know much about them and if they will help or not in my case. Thanks in advance-Dan


-Dan
Jon Entwistle
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Joined: Feb 20, 2003
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Hi Dan,

Packages are ways of logicaly grouping your source files and should be used for all applications which you write.

For writing your own reusable classes this is important - by writing your classes in a package (say myPackage), compiling them and puting the compiled files on your classpath, you can reuse your classes with:

import myPackage.*; // * imports all files in the package myPackage

Do a quick search on google for a java package tutorial and you will soon be up to speed.

Regards,

Jon


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Dan Maples
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thanks Jon
 
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