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Name Space in Java

 
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Can you please tell me what is a namespace in Java and also the use of it ?.Sorry if it is a very basic question.Thanks in advance.
 
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Basically, a namespace is the "space" in which a "name" is valid. In Java, packages are used to define namespaces for classes and interfaces.

For example, within the package (namespace) java.util, "List" identifies a particular interface. But within the package java.awt, "List" identifies an entirely different class. This can be resolved either by using fully qualified names (like java.util.List) or by careful use of import statements.
 
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Thanks Marc
 
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