Multiple inheritance by Interface in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

An interface contains variables and methods like a class but the methods in an interface are abstract by default unlike a class. Multiple inheritance by interface occurs if a class implements multiple interfaces or also if an interface itself extends multiple interfaces.

A program that demonstrates multiple inheritance by interface in Java is given as follows:

Example

 Live Demo

interface AnimalEat {
   void eat();
}
interface AnimalTravel {
   void travel();
}
class Animal implements AnimalEat, AnimalTravel {
   public void eat() {
      System.out.println("Animal is eating");
   }
   public void travel() {
      System.out.println("Animal is travelling");
   }
}
public class Demo {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      Animal a = new Animal();
      a.eat();
      a.travel();
   }
}

Output

Animal is eating
Animal is travelling

Now let us understand the above program.

The interface AnimalEat and AnimalTravel have one abstract method each i.e. eat() and travel(). The class Animal implements the interfaces AnimalEat and AnimalTravel. A code snippet which demonstrates this is as follows:

interface AnimalEat {
   void eat();
}
interface AnimalTravel {
   void travel();
}
class Animal implements AnimalEat, AnimalTravel {
   public void eat() {
      System.out.println("Animal is eating");
   }
   public void travel() {
      System.out.println("Animal is travelling");
   }
}

In the method main() in class Demo, an object a of class Animal is created. Then the methods eat() and travel() are called. A code snippet which demonstrates this is as follows:

public class Demo {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      Animal a = new Animal();
      a.eat();
      a.travel();
   }
}
raja
Published on 15-Feb-2019 14:53:22
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