The Artima Developer Community
Sponsored Link

Legacy Java Answers Forum
September 2000



This page contains an archived post to the Java Answers Forum made prior to February 25, 2002. If you wish to participate in discussions, please visit the new Artima Forums.


It can't

Posted by Michael Walters on September 18, 2000 at 12:22 PM

> Could someone please explain to me why the code
> Runnable run = new Runnable() works? I used to believe that interfaces where implicitly abstract and therefore could not be instantiated; only implemented. Is Object somehow involved in this???

> Thanks,
> Shaul

It can't work. You are most likely seeing a bug. In jdk1.3, it
doesn't work: java.lang.Runnable is abstract; cannot be instantiated
Runnable runnable = new Runnable();
1 error


Sponsored Links

Copyright © 1996-2009 Artima, Inc. All Rights Reserved. - Privacy Policy - Terms of Use - Advertise with Us