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TIOBE - Java Coding Standard

Rule:  ImportStatement100Checked automatically with code checker

Synopsis:Fully qualify imports.
Severity Level:5


When you want to use class Bar from package foo,there are two possible ways to import it:

import foo.*;

Pros: Potentially reduces the number of import statements.

import foo.Bar;

Pros: Makes it obvious what classes are actually used. Makes code more readable for maintainers.

Decision: Use the latter for importing all Android code. An explicit exception is made for java standard libraries (java.util.*, java.io.*, etc.) and unit test code (junit.framework.*)

Literature References:
Google Android Guidelines