I would like to know "What are the dfifferences between folder, package, directory" used in RAD, Eclipse etc IDEs.
When do we use which one and why?.
If I create a folder ( say com then subfolder in it as com.xyz then subfolder within that as com.xyz.abc)within java source directory and create java classes(say test1.java, test2.java) within that IDE,
IDE does not recognize those Java files.
Whereas If i create as package like
com.xyz.abc etc and create java files then only IDE recognizes.
What are the difference between folder, package, directory.
Any ideas, suggestions, resources, links highly appreciated.