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Package (computing)

Most generally a package is a box, or such, containing something (perhaps, a present).
In computing, package is a programming term. In the Perl or Java programming languages, and in the Unified Modeling Language, a package can contain objects. It is equivalent to a container in Visual Basic.

Thus this type of package is more like the plastic bag which contains the groceries, than the package delivered by the postman.

In computing, a package is a type of file format to package software installation material. See software package for more.

Java Package Count

Package and class counts in Java
1.0   1996 8   212  
1.1   1997 25   504  
1.2   1998 59   1520  
1.3   2000 same   same  
1.4   2002 135   2991  

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