Importing packages/classes

I have 2 java classes.

The first (1):
package editor;
public class Edt
{
     public Edt() {
          System.out.println("Constructor EDT()");
     }

     public void say(String s) {
          System.out.println(s);
     }
}

Second (2):
import editor.*;
public class UseEdt
{
     public static void main(String[] args) {
          Edt e = new Edt();

          e.say("Hello World");
     }
}
If I use in (2) import editor.*; I have the compiler error "cannot resolve symbol: constructor Edt()" and "cannot resolve symbol: method say()".

If I use in (2) import editor.Edt; all works fine.

What happens?
sandro99Asked:
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cini_gmConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No problem in saving the classes in the same directory. Suppose your java files are in d:\java. Go to that directory and compile Edt.java like javac -d . Edt.java.
Then one directory will create and store Edt.class in that directory.
 Then you set the path like this:
 set classpath=d:\java;
 Make one change in your UseEdt file.
 Instead of import editor.*;, pls give import editor.Edt;
 Then compile and run UseEdt.


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Venci75Commented:
How did you compile these classes? Are you using an IDE for this? I think that in your first attempt to compile your class (2) the class (1) was not compiled. But when you used the second way to import this class - the tool you are using understood that this class had to be compiled.
Did you try to compile (2) with import editor.*; after you had compiled it with import editor.Edt;? I think it will compile.
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m_onkey_boyCommented:
You don't have to import the package a class is in.  Just remove the import editor.*; line as it is not needed.
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objectsCommented:
What directories are the files in?
Edt.java should be in a directory editor.
Also what is your classpath set to?
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cini_gmCommented:
First you create one directory called editor. For eg: create editor directory in d:\java. Save Edt.java file into that directory. ie, editor directory.
 In the compile time goto the editor directory.
ie, d:\java\editor
 The compile Edt.java
  ie, javac Edt.java
Then save your UseEdt file in d:\java. In the compile time, goto d:\java directory and compile UseEdt.java class.
 ie, d:\java
     javac UseEdt.java
  Then run
    java UseEdt
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sandro901Commented:
cini_gm, you answer is right, can you response again to I rank you (I've lost some emails).

I have the 2 classes in the same directory.

I'm using JDK 1.4, I'm compiling using "javac -d . Edt.java" and "javac -d . UseEdt.java".

It puts the class Edt.class in the right directory (create then if doesn't exist), but doesn't work.

Somebody know what happens, I already have the solution, but don't understand why my way doesn't work.
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objectsCommented:
cini_gm,

 "javac -d . Edt.java" will save the the classfile in the directory d:\java\editor, not d:\java. Due to it being in the editor package.

sandro99,

Your problem is not caused by the import statement, both forms are correct. It sounds like the compiler can find the class files, but it cannot find the source files (if the class files don't exist). This is due to your use of the -d option and not storing source files in the correct directory.
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sandro901Commented:
It seems that you are writing without testing. Can someone test and write ?

I already have a solution, but I want to know why it happens, why I can't simply use "import editor.*".

My routine, suppose my java files are in d:\java, and is my current directory:

1 - write the 2 file .java in the directory d:\java;

2 - compile Edt.java with "javac -d . Edt.java"

3 - compile UseEdt.java with "javac -d . UseEdt.java" (the error happens)

My classpath is something like CLASSPATH=.;OTHER_DIRS, it had the current dir.

It seems to be a JDK bug ? Someone can use another compiler ?

Thanks all.
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objectsCommented:
As I stated above your problem is because Edt.java is not in the directory 'editor'.

You can use "import editor.*", you just need to ensure your source is in the correct directory.

I don't think it is a JDK bug.

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saurav17Commented:


Hi sandro,

okay put your UseEdt at C: for instance.

Now, create a directory called editor at c:\\.

place ur package editor inside ur editor folder.


Now try what u want to do everything will work fine.

I tried this with ur program it works fine.

If u stil find any problem add ur package to ur classpath.


Regards,
K.J.S.
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objectsCommented:
K.J.S,

That has already been said.
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