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- 12-17-2007, 03:44 AM #1Member
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- 01-05-2008, 11:30 PM #2
It is true that abstract classes cannot be instanced. They are used as a structure to extend from. Abstract classes can contain variables and non-abstract methods. The constructor is used to call the required methods, whether they are abstract or not, and initialize any variables. The reason that an abstract class can have a constructor is so that it's subclass can call that constructor by using the super(<arguments here>) constructor. This style of programming can significantly shorten your code.
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