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static abstract kludge

Posted by Paul Heimiller on February 20, 2001 at 4:00 PM

There is another way to simulate static abstract methods. That is to declare an static method on the abstract super class that invokes an exception. Then override the static method on the subclasses. Then when you want to access the subclass method, use reflection to access the static method
Class mccClass = this.getClass();
Method method0 = mccClass.getMethod("staticMethod", new Class[0]);
strPrimaryTable = (String) method0.invoke(null, new Object[0]);

I'm not saying this is a good way to do this, but it is a way.


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