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    barqcider is offline Member
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    Default ive used textpad before, but what are packges in eclipse?

    im more confused on using eclipse for java. my intro to java class had us use texpad, which I liked and thought it was simple. it automatically created a .class when you saved it as a .java file. this eclipse software however you need to begin with new project,package,class,etc. im confused as to what a package is.

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    Default Re: ive used textpad before, but what are packges in eclipse?

    A package is an integral part of Java and has nothing to do with Eclipse. You can specify a package declaration in any Java source file.

    Read all about it here --> What Is a Package? (The Java™ Tutorials > Learning the Java Language > Object-Oriented Programming Concepts)

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    Default Re: ive used textpad before, but what are packges in eclipse?

    What it boils down to: its an incredibly basic and incredibly important feature of the Java language. Learn it well, up to the point where you totally understand it. If you don't, you are only going to be confused in the near future.
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