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surekha Nidadavolu

Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 6
Why a class cannot be static?
Georgy Bolyuba
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Joined: Feb 18, 2005
Posts: 162
And why not? It can be static.

class B is static.

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Nidhi Dave

Joined: Sep 06, 2005
Posts: 3
The only class you can declare static is a member class...
And this member class can be instantiated only in the context of the class which the member belongs to. If you want to avoid this , you can
declare the member class as static and you can use this class the same way as you do the top level (to which the member class belongs) class..
i.e the member class becomes a nested top level class..
surekha Nidadavolu

Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 6
I want to know why the super class cannot be static at all...Can u pls give me an answer for this question..

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24195

You want to know why a top-level class can't be static? OK, I'll tell you -- but first you have to explain to me what that would mean. What would "public static class" mean, exactly, and how would it be different from "public class", for a top-level class?

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