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Making abstract classes/methods Static

 
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Why can't abstract classes/methods be static?
 
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because abstract thing will be overriden in concrete classes whereas static hides the super class implementation. static prevents overriding.

So both are illegal.

with the same explanation, abstract/private is not allowed or abstract/native etc.


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Hi, what do you mean by "static hides the super class implementation"? Thank you.
 
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Originally posted by Shanel Jacob:

Hi, what do you mean by "static hides the super class implementation"? Thank you.



static things of super class are inherited by subclass but when you

redefine same field in subclass, then subclass field will hide the super

class implementation, i.e., super class field will not be visible to the

subclass.
[ June 30, 2006: Message edited by: Naseem Khan ]
 
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