Java classes/types can be specified in SeText specifications using their fully quantified names, optionally with generic type parameters:


but it is also possible to use imports:

@import java.util.String;
@import java.util.String as string;
@import java.util;
@import java.util as u;

The first import imports java.util.String as String. The second imports the same type as string. The third import imports the java.util package as util. The fourth import imports that same package as u. After these imports, the following all refer to the java.util.String Java type/class:


It is also possible to import generic types, with their type parameters instantiated:

@import java.util.List<java.util.String> as stringList

allowing stringList to be used as a short form for java.util.List<java.util.String>.

Note that it is not possible to use imports to shorten other imports.

Finally, note that Java types where the first part of the identifier (the part before any dot) does not refer to an import, are considered absolute. This means that any Java type name not containing a dot, and not referring to an import, is also considered absolute, and thus refers to a class with that name, in the default package.