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about Downcasting in java

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16th Oct 2017, 11:59 PM
Hyung Min Lee
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paragraph from stackoverflow: A non-static nested class in Java contains an implicit reference to an instance of the parent class. Thus to instantiate a Node, you would need to also have an instance of Stack. In a static context (the main method), there is no instance of Stack to refer to. Thus the compiler indicates it can not construct a Node. If you make Node a static class (or regular outer class), then it will not need a reference to Stack and can be instantiated directly in the static main method. See the Java Language Specification, Chapter 8 for details, such as Example 8.1.3-2. [https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13373779/non-static-class-cannot-be-referenced-from-a-static-context] solution: declare the nested classes outside your class or make them static
17th Oct 2017, 12:14 AM
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