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public static void main()

Nilanjan Sahu

Joined: Apr 27, 2008
Posts: 3
i read in many reputed books and also seen that a static function cal call only static members but in java public static void main() can call all functions. How?
fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11167

a static method can only access static members... or constructors. Once you construct the object, you can call it's non-static methods. a common idiom you'll see is

public class SomeClass {
public static void main(String args[]) {
SomeClass myInstance = new SomeClass();
public void callAMethod(){
//do something


There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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