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How to have multiple public classes in one file for spring?

Siegfried Heintze
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Joined: Aug 11, 2000
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I'm trying to instantiate some classes using spring with java. This is working.

I'm trying to apply this to some automated code generation and I would like to have all my code in a single file.

Unfortunately, java only lets me have one public class in each source code file. When spring tries to instantiate classes that are not public, it cannot.

Is there a way around this java constraint? Maybe some scripting language like groovy?

Thanks,
Siegfried
Siegfried Heintze
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Joined: Aug 11, 2000
Posts: 388
Yup, it works with groovy. Apparently groovy ignores the keyword public in front of classes and makes all classes public.

 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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