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Thread: API in one file

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    Hello,

    I have an package called 'dunkscripts'.
    The file DunkTest.java uses this package.




    I want all the methods and classes used by DunkTest.java to be placed within the file itself, so it can be run 'stand alone', as one file. This is required for a program that loads DunkTest.

    How can i do this?
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    Default Re: API in one file

    If I understand your question correctly, then package it all into a jar. You can package them separately (eg the 'drunkscripts' in its own jar and add this to the class path of your DunkTest.java) or together - ultimately you get a single, runnable jar. You can find a lot of information online about how to do this, for example Packaging Programs in Jar

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    No, this is not what i meant. I need all methods and classes in one .java file, so it doesn't use anything outside its own file anymore.

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    Default Re: API in one file

    Copy and paste all the code from the other files into DrunkTest.java

    However, this is generally a very bad idea. Java classes are suppose to be contained in their own class file and only in some specific situations do you want other classes/interfaces to be placed as member classes/interfaces (is that the correct terminology?).

    Why do you want all your code to be in one file?

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    Yeah that is a terrible idea.
    You throw all the rules out the window for cohesion, modularity and good code design.

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    Yeah, it is a horrible idea. As it was needed for a program to run, it was the only solution. I now figured out the program can also load .jars and dir's (jars).

    Thanks though.

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