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shashank dwivedi
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why variables inside interface are static while methods are not?
sharma ishu
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because interface methods are abstract and you can't use static+abstract on a method.
Or you can say since static methods can't be overridden you must override a method in interface so you can't use static with interface methods.
Ramesh Pramuditha Rathnayake
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You can't make an object from java interface. Therefore, if the variable are not static, you can never refer them..!

You can't over-ride static methods. That's why we can't write 'static' abstract methods. Methods in an interface are implicitly abstract..

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