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Instantiating interfaces

Posted by Abha Thakur on September 18, 2000 at 2:25 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

Not only JDK1.3 but even JDK1.1.8 and 1.2.2 will give you a compile time error should you try to do that, coz I tried to test it to find if it was indeed a bug in the old compilers but they complained, so I'm wondering which compiler version are u using?!


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