can't import my own class
I am a complete noob when it comes to Java and so I hope someone can help me here. I am not new to programming. Have used C++, Python, Ruby (somewhat), Delphi, etc. However, I feel like I am having to make a bit of paradigm shift when it comes to Java. I am using Java on Windows XP basically from the command line without an IDE. (I don't think I've got enough RAM to run an IDE at the moment, only around 480MB).
I am basically trying to find out how to 'import' my own classes. None of my random guesses is bearing any fruit. I am imaging that
should do the trick but I keep getting 'bad class file' error when trying to do the import. Someone told me that I have to use the right directory structure but that I am confused about. I am confused about whether case matters on windows directory names or only file names?? I understand that package names are lowercase by convention. Do I have to pass anything special on the javac compiler command line to import the extra class?
It seems that every irc channel that I come across hates java newbies so your help would be greatly appreciated.