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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: Coding standards: import thing.* or thing.Class?
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 16:48:52 GMT
Alex Blewitt wrote:

> Has anyone got any preferences between using:
> import java.util.*
> or
> import java.util.Vector
> import java.util.Enumeration
> etc.
> Any votes on which one is better/worse/standard?


I vote to be more specific.


When Java 1.3 came out and introduced the java.util.Timer class it broke
code bases that imported both java.awt.* and java.util.* (like ArgoUML).

When you are more specific you are less likely to run into these issues
in the future.


"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
  deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                 - Benjamin Franklin

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