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problem with packages

peter maw

Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 2
Hello All,

New to Java and trying very hard... but not making much progress..

I am trying to import a package. The code is ....

import package com.javaranch.common.*;

My class file is in "E:\java\Myjava"

and the package is stored in "E:\java\Myjava\com\javaranch\common"

I have double checked my classpath and the spelling,etc, and the import statement is the first line in my source file.

When I try to compile, I get two errors:

"<identifier> expected" and " '.' expected "

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thx in advance

Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093

What are you trying to achieve here, an import or a package declaration?
In either case your code is wrong.

Use either

(and the second is highly discouraged as you're not the maintainer of the package, you should put classes in packages of your own, not those of others).

peter maw

Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 2
Thx Jeroen!

All sorted...I think
I agree. Here's the link:
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