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A Basic Doubt.................Why static method can not be abstract?Please explain it in relation to implementation
[ September 30, 2005: Message edited by: agrah upadhyay ]
 
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What do you mean to ask ?
 
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Hi agrah...

Didnt quite get you...Can you elaborate a little about the statement??

 
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Sorry now i have edited my post
 
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Static methods pertain to a class and do not require an instantiated object. Abstract methods must be implemented by an instance; they require an instantiated object, therefore it makes no sense to have a static abstract method.
 
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Hi,

If a method has abstract....specifier it has to be implemented...

Now if it had the specifier static...then that becomes

a class specific method...


static makes it class specfic and yet with abstract you want to implement that in another class..

This is only explanation on the matter I have ...can be wrong ..


[ September 30, 2005: Message edited by: A Kumar ]
 
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static methods CANNOT BE OVERRIDDEN, they can only be HIDDEN, and an abstract method HAS to be overridden which is impossible
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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