Sometimes I've wanted an abstract synchronized method, to enforce synchronized behavior on all subclasses, but the compiler won't let me. I can imagine heavy-duty number crunchers wanting to create abstract strictfp methods, again to enforce behavior on all subclasses, but again it's illegal.
Consultant to SCJP team.<br />Co-designer of SCJD exam.<br />Co-author of "Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide".<br />Author of "Ground-Up Java".
Hey, sticks and stones baby. And maybe a wee mention of my stuff:
a bit of art, as a gift, that will fit in a stocking