One import static to rule them all

Kevin Bourrillion kevinb at
Wed Feb 6 18:09:32 PST 2013

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM, Remi Forax <forax at> wrote:

We talk about a call like Interface.staticM(), but we never talk about the
> static import explicitly.
> So if someone does a static import on an interface, you suggest that the
> compiler should see only the static methods declared in the interface and
> all the static fields declared or inherited from inherited interfaces (for
> backward compat.) ?

I would certainly expect that what I can static-import, I could also invoke
directly, yes.

Kevin Bourrillion | Java Librarian | Google, Inc. | kevinb at

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