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Clarification sought on calling Abstract method

 
Saurav Chetia
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Hi there !
We can call abstract methods... isn't it?
We have this <B>AbstractMethodError</B> in java.lang package which is said to be thrown when an application tries to call an abstract method.
However, I could call <B>Process.default()</B>(java.lang.Process class) method in my application. There was no compiler error or runtime exception.
Can anybody explain under what conditions is this <B>AbstractMethodError</B> thrown ?
Can anybody give more information on 'Calling abstract methods'?
Thanks
-Saurav
 
Alastair Rae
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To quote the API:
"Normally, this error is caught by the compiler; this error can only occur at run time if the definition of some class has incompatibly changed since the currently executing method was last compiled"
 
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