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Thread: Meaning of Java Packages

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    Default Meaning of Java Packages

    What do java packages do? I am using eclipse and it says best not to use the default package, but I haven't got any other packages. And how come in NetBeans, it creates a package with the same name as my project name and Eclipse names it default package?

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    Default Re: Meaning of Java Packages

    Hello and welcome to the forums.

    A Java package is a mechanism for organizing Java classes into namespaces similar to the modules of Modula. Java packages can be stored in compressed files called JAR files, allowing classes to download faster as a group rather than one at a time. Programmers also typically use packages to organize classes belonging to the same category or providing similar functionality.
    Eclipse gives you the option to name the package whatever you like. When you create a package, your bin and src folders for that project will be in there. If you do not set a package, it defaults to the default package.
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