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Gary Ba
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Hi Yall,
I have a question about the style of programming.

If I have to create a small class/interface, will it be a good idea to create a new file or just write it along the file which will use it. I always thought it will be best to always separate classes and interface in each java file.

I am interested in others opinion or experience.

Holler,
Garry
 
Janeice DelVecchio
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When you say interface... you don't mean a real interface (as in something a class implements), right?

You mean like a user interface?

I like this format myself

Main method starts the user interface:



and then create a HAS a relationship so the UI can interact with the algorithms you need.

Dunno if it's "javaranch correct" but it's what I've done and it seems pretty clean.
 
Gary Ba
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Here is what I mean....



My question is....
Is it in good practice to separate the OtherClass and ClassName in two files or one file?
 
Janeice DelVecchio
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You can do either, but I make 2 separate files incase something else ever implements the same thing.

Again.... not sure of the JR right way.....
 
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I think it's usually best to maintain 2 files unless one is an inner class.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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