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  Nested Classes, Part 1
Subject:   static inner class
Date:   2004-06-21 06:41:15
From:   pzikos
i understand the concept of inner classes and i have used them a lot in my programs. yet why would somebody declare a static inner class and not create another class?
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  • static inner class
    2004-06-21 07:11:08  Robert Simmons, Jr. | O'Reilly Author [View]

    Oh, that is easy. Compositional relationships. For example, consider an entry in a Hashtable. The entry itself cannot exist outside of the hashtable. Nor is there any reason for users of the table to access the class. Therefore, a private static nexted class is the perfect answer.