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Why the main() is static and void?

 
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The way I understand it is this. First, main is declared static because it is the "starting point" of your application. If main wasn't static, then you would have to first create an object of that class for your program to run. But how would that be possible if main is the starting point? Nothing to create the object with.
Second, it is void for kind of the same reason. If main is what starts your program off, when your program ends, if main actually returned something, where would it go? The program is no longer running, so there is no way to put that return value anywhere.
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