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Simple problem with Java packages

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Hi,

I have a class, classA (that is not in any package) that refers to another one of my classes, classB (also not in a package).
My problem is that when i put classA in a package, pack1, the complier says it cannot find the symbol classB. What am i doing wrong?

Thanks,
Michael
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by:hoomanv
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path to A should be in classpath
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by:Xavior2K3
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Can you give me an example?
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by:hoomanv
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Sorry it seems that named package classes cannot access default package classes.
I'll look for a workaround
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by:sciuriware
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Public classes can be accessed by any other class.
You probably forgot to make them public.

;JOOP!
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And if JAVA can't find a class it's because the import statement is incorrect.

;JOOP!
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The problem is that a named package class can not import a default package class and also classpath in this case wont help
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by:shinobun
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1. Import the class:

import classB;

2. It is discouraged to make default package classes.  Just put it in a package.  (And import it!)
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Unnamed packages are provided by the Java platform principally for convenience when developing small or temporary applications or when just beginning development.

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/third_edition/html/packages.html#7.4.2
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