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Can Java files be compiled using JRE if we don't have JDK?

Raja Mario
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Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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Hi,
Is it possible to compile the *.java class and generate the corresponding .class file if I have only JRE instead of JDK? How by default Eclipse compliles the Java files?
Thanks
Raja
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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A JRE is not sufficient to compile files, as it does not contain a compiler (in contrast to the JDK). Eclipse, on the other hand, comes with its own compiler.
 
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