Why Multiple inheritance is not supported by Java?

Kamal Kishor
Kamal Kishor

Posted On: Jan 07, 2021

 

Multiple Inheritance is a mechanism by which a subclass acquires the properties of more than one class. A class cannot be derived from more than one class in JAVA. For instance, consider a case where class C extends class A and class B and both class A and B have the same method display() because the java compiler cannot decide which display method it should inherit. In Java, The main reason behind the impossibility of multiple inheritances is to prevent ambiguity. To overcome this problem, The concept of interface is adopted in Java by which a class can implement one or more interfaces to achieve multiple inheritances.

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