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Mikki Halpin
Mikki Halpin

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Posted on    July-27-2015 6:52 AM

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The question is in Java why can't I define an abstract static method? for example
abstract class foo {
    abstract void bar( ); // <-- this is ok
    abstract static void bar2(); //<-- this isn't why?

Mayank Tripathi
Mayank Tripathi

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Posted on    July-27-2015 8:38 AM

Since "abstract" means: "Implements no functionality"
and, "static" means: "There is functionality even if you don't have an object instance". 
And that's a logical contradiction.

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