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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Static Import in Java



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Static Import


The static import feature of Java 5 facilitates the Java programmer to access any static member of a class directly.

There is no need to qualify it by the class name.

The Advantage of static import Less coding is required if you have access any static member of a class often.

The Disadvantage of static import: If you overuse the static import feature, it makes the program unreadable and unmaintainable.

Example of static import in Java :


import static java.lang.System.*;    
class StaticImportExample
{  


  public static void main(String args[])

  {       

   out.println("Hello");
   out.println("World"); 

  } 

}



What is the difference between import and static import?

The import feature allows the Java programmer to access classes of a package without package qualification whereas the static import feature allows accessing the static members of a class without the class qualification. The import provides accessibility to classes and interfaces whereas static import provides accessibility to static members of the class.

 
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