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importing unnecessary classes

Lucas Franceschi
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Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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importing unnecessary classes, does it makes my program run slowly or use more memory?

i mean, is it any bad to import classes that i don't use?

Lucas Franceschi
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Ulf Dittmer

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It has no impact at runtime, it's just a compile-time convenience.
fred rosenberger
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import statement are not like c-style 'includes'. They are kind of like a PATH variable for the file. they tell the compiler "if you can't figure out what the 'Person' class is, try looking for it in the 'org.mycompany.people' package" - and since package structures are basically a list of directories...

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
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