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Java

Functions?

I have explored some other programming languages and In those languages we could create function to group our code and call them later. Is that possible in java? I am not talking about object methods.

Muhamed Asil
Muhamed Asil
7,453 Points

in Java you can call a function, object or class. is it useful?

3 Answers

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,693 Points

Historically not really. But you could create a static function that wouldn't require an object to call it. Java 8 has something called a lambda function that people discuss in terms of being functional. But historically java is object oriented and loose functions tend to be associated with a different programming paradigm. (it's confused a little since some OO languages - PHP for instance - aren't pure OO, making the conceptual difference murkier).

It's not exactly the same, but it sounds like an Interface might be what you are looking for.

Thanks guys