Re: Abstract class to save resouces
"Kevin McMurtrie" <email@example.com> wrote in message
In article <w2AZj.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"mich" <email@example.com> wrote:
Would an abstract class with static methods help save resources? I am
thinking that taking a bunch of static methods out of a class that gets
instantiated several times would save some resources.
Try it with -XX:+PrintClassHistogram or a profiler. I think you'll find
that methods have no impact on individual object sizes in any language.
Methods are part of the static class definition.
Ok, I will do that but my theory was based on the following:
"An abstract class is a class that never has any instances. It is used
purely to provide a base class for other classes. It can have properties
defined and can participate as the source or target of relationships."
Why should the fact that you can not instantiate an abstract class but
only subclasses of it mean that static methods in an abstract class
use less space that static methods in a concrete class ?
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