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Venkat Ramsimha
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Joined: Dec 28, 2004
Posts: 127
class Animal
{
public void eat()
{
}
public void printYourself()
{
System.out.println("in animal");
}
}
public class Horse767 extends Animal
{
public static void main(String args[])
{
printYourself();
}
public void printYourself()
{
super.printYourself(); // Invoke the superclass
}
}


hi all,
the above program is giving compile time errors.can anybody provide the explanation for the above as why its giving compile time errors

thanks
venkat
Ashok Kumar
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Joined: Aug 27, 2004
Posts: 93
The error reads as follows:

non-static method printYourself() cannot be referenced from a static context

Which is self explanatory


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Raghu Shree
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Joined: Mar 18, 2005
Posts: 143
main() method is a static method method. we can't acess non static methods and non static variables within static methods. so compiler shows the error message. Just change your code like new Animal().printYourself().


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