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Please look at the very simple code below...


My question is when the Main2 inherits the main method... then why can'nt the execution of the program be started by saying
java Main2

Why can'nt the java interpreter call the main method from class Main2 when it inherits the main method from class Main ?

Any answers ?
 
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Can someone come up with the answer ?
 
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The "main" method is static, and thus is not inherited.
So you cannot call it from your Main2 class.
[ June 19, 2007: Message edited by: Olivier Croisier ]
 
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Nope static methods are indeed inhertied...

for example
 
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Originally posted by bhaskar:
My question is when the Main2 inherits the main method... then why can'nt the execution of the program be started by saying
java Main2


It works for me without problems.

java version "1.5.0_11"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_11-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_11-b03, mixed mode)
 
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Thanks Manfred...for your prompt reply

But my version of java is Version 1.5.0 (build 1.5.0_09-b03) and the code mentioned in my question does'nt run...

and could you please tell what is mixed mode ?
 
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"bhaskar", you have previously been warned on one or more occasions regarding adjusting your display name to meet JavaRanch standards. This is not optional. Please take a look at the JavaRanch Naming Policy and adjust your display name to match it prior to your next post.

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Sorry about the name glitch...i am now using my real name.
 
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When you try to run this program, what error message do you get? My belief is that it should work fine.
 
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i am using net beans and why i try to run Main2.java it says Main2 does not have a main methoid

i even tried to run the code on the command prompt but it gives error
"Exception in thread main java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Main2"

why so i don'nt know..

my java version is displayed above in this page
 
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I think you may just be having a bookkeeping/CLASSPATH/rebuilding problem, or something like that. Start from the beginning, carefully, and see if you can't make it work.
 
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hi bhaskar

it's working for me with following settings:

java version "1.4.2_06"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_06-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_06-b03, mixed mode)

there may be some other setting, which you may be missing.
 
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Nope static methods are indeed inhertied...



Facts Regarding Static method:
A static method cannot override an inherited instance method,but it can hide a static method if the exact requirements for overriding instance methods are fulfilled.The compiler will flag an error if the signatures are the same but the other requirements regarding return type,throws clause,and accessiblity are not met.If the signatures are different ,the method name is overloaded. -source khalid mughal
 
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Have you checked your classpath?
 
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Hi,

I use JDK 1.4.2_05. For me also it works fine. Just check your classpath or buildpath as Ernest Friedman-Hill pointed out.
 
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it's a fine discussionm and for the benefit of those who are focusing their studies on the scjp exam, you should know that this topic is not on the exam.
 
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Thanks Bert for giving an useful info in time!
 
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