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Abstract Static doubt

 
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Hi ,

I cant get why the combination of abstract and static modifiers in valid for a class but not for a method...

Eg.

class Test{
abstract static private class P{ //OK
static int y;
static abstract void m(); //error
}
public static void main(String args[]){

}
}
 
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static methods can't be overriden, only redefined.
(static methods are not polymorphic)
 
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Got it...

So the abstract modifier is okay with static nested classes as they can be extended as follows

class Test {

public abstract static class Test1{

}
public class Test2 extends Test1{

}


public static void main(String args[]){

}
}

But its not the same with static methods as they are never orderridden.

Thanks for the help,
Megha
 
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