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Nested classes

Faisal syed
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Joined: Mar 25, 2011
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Hello Friend,
As per an oracle documentation put at

Static nested classes do not have access to other members of the enclosing class

However, the above code contradicts the statement.

Please comment.

Winston Gutkowski

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Faisal syed wrote:Static nested classes do not have access to other members of the enclosing class

"Members" generally refers to non-static fields. Take the static off the var definition and see how far you get.


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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
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And like static class methods, a static nested class cannot refer directly to instance variables or methods defined in its enclosing class
— it can use them only through an object reference

From the reference what you have given.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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