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Abstract Static Methods

Posted by Brad Schafer on August 11, 1999 at 8:01 AM

Is their anyway (through either inheritance or interfaces)
to declare an abstract static method? I would like
to use polymorphism for several classes and I would
like all of them to have static method.

I know I could do this by having the static method (not
abstract) in the super class and then overriding the
method in the subclasses, but I would like to have the
method abstract so it would be required to rewrite the
method to create the subclass.

Thanks in advance,

Brad Schafer


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