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hi
i heard that combining the keyword abstract with one of the following will generate compile time error can anybody explain me why?

static
synchronized
strictfp
native

(i.e)

(abstract + (Static or synchronised or strictfp or native))
 
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Hi Parameswaran,
First think about abstract method. What does it mean , it says, this method does not have an implementation at this point and may be it's implemented in the first non abstract class in the inheritance heirarchy.

Ok now comming to your point .

synchronized - this tells about the code in this block can be accessed by a only one thread.
strictfp - this tells about the code in the method follows strict float point convension.
native - this tells the code is defined some where in a native language.

But where is the code in a abstract method it has only signatures ?

Atlast comming to static method, static means class methods , so think about a class method & a abstract method.
[ March 21, 2005: Message edited by: Srinivasa Raghavan ]
 
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hi srinivasan
i get the reason for the strictfp,synchronised,native.
but for static i didn't get the point..
can u please explain it little bit more...

can i say that since there is no class name to access the static method declaring the method with static(class method) keywork in an interface will result in compile error...
 
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Hi Parameswaran,
I thought of mentioning this in my previous post itself but forgot.See static methods cannot be overriden. But it can only be hided in the subclass.
 
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