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nested class extends enclosing class

Marlene Miller
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In this example, class A has 3 members, a field x, a method m and a nested class B. Since B extends A, B inherits the field x and the method m. x and m are members of B.
B is a member of A. Since B extends A, is B a member of B?
Maulin Vasavada
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Since B extends A, is B a member of B?
yes. why is the confusion?
also, why one would need such functionality where "a member EXTENDS the container class"...
have you come across such an example?
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maulin
Maulin Vasavada
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also,
run the following code to see what could go wrong if we mess up..

outcome? goes into infinite loop
regards
maulin
Marlene Miller
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Thank you Maulin for showing me how the code goes into an infinite loop. That is good to know.
I was have trouble trying to understand how a class declared in an interface could implement the interface. I think I made the problem worse by changing the interface to a class.
Thank you for your time. Marlene
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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