Importing a class from the 'default package' (no package) - impossible

Did you know that classes in the 'default package' (classes that don't have a package) cannot be imported from classes that do have a package?

I did not know that.

Try it:

This is what javac says:

>javac Class1.java

>javac package2\Clazz2.java -cp .

package2\Clazz2.java:3: '.' expected
import Class1;
             ^
package2\Clazz2.java:3: ';' expected
import Class1;
              ^
2 errors

How stupid is this?
Is this why omitting package is deprecated?

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