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Danchisholm question - Anonymous Classes

P Hunjan

Joined: May 20, 2005
Posts: 16

The following question's correct answers are b & d.
I am not able to understand how option d. is correct.

Can someone explain please !


Which of the following are true statements?

a. An anonymous class is implicitly abstract.
b. An anonymous class is implicitly final.
c. An anonymous class is implicitly static.
d. A static reference variable can reference an instance of an anonymous class.
e. An anonymous class declaration must have at least one explicit constructor declaration.
f. An anonymous class declaration can have more than one explicit constructor declaration.
vinuharan haran
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 64
I hope this code answers your doubt.

P Hunjan

Joined: May 20, 2005
Posts: 16
Thanks a lot for your reply.

I was guessing that when we create an anonymous class in static context. The anonymous class also implicitly gets the status of being static and in this situation the static reference can refer to this anonymous class.

But I tried writing code, where an anonymous class in non-static context is refered by a static reference & obviously it didnt work.

So I am still confused ?

And theres one more question related to this.
Local & anonymous classes cannot be marked as static but they can be created in static context & then they are implicitly static.

So why is that constraint ?

Would be great if someone can throw some light on this

I agree. Here's the link:
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