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Why String class is final
Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Oct 17, 2002 06:43:00
class is made final. Is there any specific reason why its restricted from allowing other class to subclass it ?
Joined: Jun 06, 2002
Oct 17, 2002 07:59:00
One reason may be that String is immutable, and it isn't a good idea to have mutable subclasses of String being passed around, used as hash keys, etc.
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Oct 17, 2002 08:50:00
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