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Inner class question

 
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1. public class Outer{
2. public void someOuterMethod() {
3. // Line 3
4. }
5. public class Inner{}
6. public static void main( String[]argv ) {
7. Outer o = new Outer();
8. // Line 8
9. }
10. }
Which instantiates an instance of Inner?
A. new Inner(); // At line 3
B. new Inner(); // At line 8
C. new o.Inner(); // At line 8
D. new Outer.Inner(); // At line 8
Answer: A
What different among A,B,C and D??
Thanks !
 
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A inner clas has a special relation between one instance of the containing class and its own instance.
With new Inner() the first answer can accomplish this rule because within the method in line 3 exits the needed instance of Outer. (called this)

In the other hand, a static method (line 8) doesn't know instances so answer B is wrong. (If answer B was: o.new Inner(); or new Outer().new Inner(); then B would be rigt too)


Answer c hasn't got appropiate syntax.
Answer d is made thinking about static inner classes.
 
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