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static method in interface

avseq anthoy
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Are there any reason for mehtod in the interface can't be marked static?



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Barry Gaunt
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You can get an idea by trying to code it:

The compiler tells us:

So the interface method mm can't have an implementation, it is an abstract method. To give mm an implementation you must override the method in a class implementing the interface. But you cannot override static methods.

An abstract class can have a static method but its implementation must be provided by the abstract class.

[ May 25, 2004: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]
[ May 25, 2004: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]

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