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Why one public class

Pramod P Deore
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Hello friends!!!
I want to know why there is only one public class in a .java file?
and Why the name of file must be the name of public class

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Jesper de Jong
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Because that's just how the Java language was designed. There really isn't any more special reason to it.

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Campbell Ritchie

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It has to do with the compiler finding the class details more quickly. This older thread has more details in.
I agree. Here's the link:
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