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Static keyword Doubt

 
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Hi to all,

i have heard ,if we use static key word for any method or variable ,we have to call the method using the classname like,ClassName.variableName
But in the below program the static method sleep of thread called without class name.How it is possible?

Code:



Please help me.Thanks in advance.
 
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Hi,

Static applied to the Class, it doesn't mean we can't access that property using the object of that class.

thanks & regards
 
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Hi Muneeswaran Balasubramanian,

Since you extend Thread class all the public methods of thread class becomes the part
of the extended class. As you know to call local method of the class can be just called with their name
we call sleep methods. For more information please see
 
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Hi,

Here you are extending the Thread class,So the child class directly inheriting a method from the parent.

If you try to implement the Runnable interface,then you will not be able to do the same.

Thanks
 
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The static methods yield() and sleep() aren't inherited!

But as the Thread class is part of the inheritance tree of your class the compiler will invoke those methods from the Thread class.
 
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in java there is a concept called "static import " if you was imported like static import then there is no need of class name to call any function . you can dirlty called any method which is static.
 
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Yes, I do believe lambadi is right. Static methods are not inherited, so a subclass of Thread shouldn't be able to call it from the this reference. This should be an omitted static import.

I'm really really not a fan of static imports.
 
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The following code will clear all the doubts:


cheers
Mala
 
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