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For an example of a Java program properly formatted, see "Java Source File Example" on page 19.
Each Java source file contains a single public class or interface. When private classes and interfaces are associated with a public class, you can put them in the same source file as the public class. The public class should be the first class or interface in the file.
/* * Classname * * Version information * * Date * * Copyright notice */
package java.awt; import java.awt.peer.CanvasPeer;
The following table describes the parts of a class or interface declaration, in the order that they should appear. See "Java Source File Example" on page 19 for an example that includes comments.
|Part of Class/Interface Declaration||Notes|
|1|| Class/interface documentation comment ( ||See "Documentation Comments" on page 9 for information on what should be in this comment.|
|3|| Class/interface implementation comment ( ||This comment should contain any class-wide or interface-wide information that wasn't appropriate for the class/interface documentation comment.|
|4|| Class ( || First the |
|5||Instance variables|| First |
|7||Methods||These methods should be grouped by functionality rather than by scope or accessibility. For example, a private class method can be in between two public instance methods. The goal is to make reading and understanding the code easier.|