an API like thing

how if I am useing jdk1.1.8 on UNIX do I
make a program I make to be imported?

Say I have a program writen, witch takes
3 pices of data in, goes and dos its thing
and returns a result to the calling program

so in a program I would only need to say

import my.file.*
...
result = myfile(a, 10, go);
...

what would I need to be defineing the progema
that dos all the work? what would this look like in code?

Thaks for any help
thedogeaterAsked:
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Sasha_MapaCommented:
Umm, I'm really confused about what you want, but here is how you write a class to belong to a package:

------ Calc.java -------

package com.mypackage.calculations;

public class Calc{

  public static int calculate(int x, int y){
    return 2*x+y;
  }

}

---------- End ---------

The Calc.java file must be in a com\mypackage\calculations directory and you must compile it from the directory which the com directory is in with "javac com\mypackage\calculations\Calc.java"


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thedogeaterAuthor Commented:
I am sorry to comfuse but I too learn english :+)
So if I make the Calc class as you say
I will call it by

import com.mypackage.calculations.*;

calculate(1, 10);

kind of thing ye. so com.mypackage.calcualtios
must alos be in my CLASSPATH yes?


Thanks for the help
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Sasha_MapaCommented:
1. You will have to call it with Calc.calculate(1,10)... The calculate method is a static class method. If you define it non-static you will have to first instantiate the Calc class:
Calc myCalculator = new Calc();
int result = myCalculator.calculate(1,10);

2. You will need to put the directory in which the com directory is in in your CLASSPATH...
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prlCommented:
Or youneed to 'extends' the Calc class, so your new class will inherit the methods in Calc.
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thedogeaterAuthor Commented:
thank you for the helping I was not getting it working
without you help
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