David Flanagan has been experimenting with the new static import feature in Java 2 version 1.5, which provides a shorthand way to refer to class variables:

import static java.lang.System.out;

class SalutonMondo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
out.println("Saluton Mondo!");
}
}

That seems simple enough, but as Flanagan demonstrates, the static import keyword does some things you might not expect.

-- Rogers Cadenhead

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