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How can one import two classes with the same name in Java8?

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Some development tools provide an error message when a user tries to import two things (classes, packages) with the same name. Some programming languages offer a syntax to import one of those things under a different name. In Python, that syntax is import foo from bar as foobar. Does Java have an analogous construct for this?

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As a side note, this has been requested by quite a while: https://gist.github.com/cardil/b29a81efd64a... (1 comment)

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While other JVM languages, such as Groovy, Kotlin and Scala have Python-like import aliasing, Java does not.

It's not possible to 're-name' imports, however, when you call a class from a package, you can use its FQN (Fully Qualified Name), that is, add the full package name before the class name.
For example, when calling FooClass.methodName() after importing a different copy of FooClass, com.company.utils.FooClass.methodName() specifies the FooClass in the com.company.utils package. This allows you to reference multiple copies of FooClass.

Full example:

import com.company.special.FooClass;

class BarClass {
    public void exampleMethod(){
        //Call method1 from FooClass that we imported above
        int i = FooClass.method1();
        //Call a class named FooClass that is in a different package
        String str = com.company.utils.FooClass.methodName();
    }
}

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