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Why multiple inheritance is not supported in java?


Is multiple inheritance allowed in Java?


Multiple inheritance faces problems when there exists a method with the same signature in both the superclasses.
Due to such a problem, java does not support multiple inheritance directly, but the similar concept can be achieved using interfaces.
A class can implement multiple interfaces and extend a class at the same time.

Some Important points :


Interfaces in java are a bit like the class but with a significantly different.
An Interface can only have method signatures field and a default method.
The class implementing an interface needs to declare the methods ( not field )
You can create a reference of an interface but not the object
Interface methods are public by default


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