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Which modifiers can be used with a method local inner class ?

how can it be abstract? even in k&B it is given abstract? can a local variable be abstract?
 
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Method local inner classes can be abstract or final. Why do you think they cannot be abstract. We are not talking about anonymous inner classes here (if that's what you are confused with as per your last statement). Local variables cannot be abstract, static, public, private, protected etc. Only final modifier can be used with local variables...
 
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if they can be abstract why not other modifiers?
 
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Ankur kothari wrote:if they can be abstract why not other modifiers?


Which other modifiers do you expect for method local inner classes?? Method local inner classes can be abstract and final. No local declaration (variables or classes) can have public/protected/private modifiers as it doesn't make any sense...
 
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ya got it....if we have a method inner class we can only 2 things with it...either subclass it....so abstract....but if we don't want to subclass it we can make it final...nothing else fits there..

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