Can interfaces have constructors in Java?

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

No, interfaces can’t have constructors for the following reasons −

  • All the members of an interface are abstract, and since a constructor cannot be abstract.

Still, if you try to write a constructor within an interface it will generate a compile time error.

Example

public interface InterfaceTest {
   InterfaceTest(){
   }
   public abstract void display();
   public abstract void show();
}

Error

C:\Sample>javac InterfaceTest.java
InterfaceTest.java:2: error: <dentifier> expected
public InterfaceTest(){
                     ^
1 error
raja
Published on 29-Dec-2017 09:26:17
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