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* When asked in an interview or otherwise a brief answer is: "Multiple Inheritance is when a derived class inherits properties and methods from multiple classes as opposed to Single Inheritance. So, for cases where I find that I have two or more classes and another new class is to be created that has properties and behaviour of both or all the base classes then I use Multiple inheritance. For example, If base class one is Terrestrial and Base Class two is Aquatic, then the new class Amphibian will be case of multiple inheritance deriving from both the two base classes."

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Most of the c++ is same as Java. but the major difference is c++ supports multiple inheritance whereas java does not. java only supports single level inheritance and multilevel inheritance there is a lot of difference between multiple and multilevel inheritance


Desoola Anil Kumar, Java Faculty: There are 5 types of Inheritance. 1.Single inheritance, 2.Multiple inheritance, 3.Multilevel Inheritance, 4. Hirarichal inheritance and 5. Hybrid inheritance. Java supports multi level inheritance and hirarichal inheritance.


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Inheritance is a Java feature by which we can reuse code and programming logic from one class in another class. We implement Inheritance using the extends keyword.Ex: public class Ferrari extends Car {…}Here the Ferrari Class will extend features from the Car Class.This is Inheritance. The different types of Inheritance are:Single InheritanceMulti-Level InheritanceMultiple Inheritance (Java supports only Partial Multiple Inheritance) andHybrid Inheritance


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Interfaces have only methods declared and not defined. So that these various methods can be altered or customized or written according to the need. Hence Multiple inheritance is implemented through Interfaces.Interface is a progam which just declares various methods or functions, so that any user can write the contents of that method declaration.AnswerTrue Multiple Inheritance refers to the ability to inherit from multiple CLASSES. Thus, a true multiple inheritance language does not use interfaces. However, many single-inheritance languages provide most of the benefits of the multiple inheritance concept by using interfaces (Java, for example). The problem with true Multiple Inheritance is twofold:(a) at the compiler and runtime level, it is often difficult to determine which method is being referred to, as M.I. can lead to very convoluted (and sometimes conflicting) namespaces(b) there is no specific superclass, which can lead to problems with determining relationships between classesUsing a S.I. model with interfaces avoids these two problems.


Single, multiple, multi-level, hierarchical and hybrid/virtual inheritance. Single inheritance applies when one class inherits from just one base class. Multiple inheritance applies when one class inherits from two or more base classes. Multi-level inheritance applies to a class that inherits from at least one base class that is itself derived from another base class. Hierarchical inheritance applies to a base class that is inherited by two or more separate derived classes. Hybrid inheritance combines multiple inheritance, multi-level inheritance and hierarchical inheritance. That is, where A is a common base class of derived classes B and C, and B and C are both base classes of derived class D. Hybrid inheritance is often used with virtual inheritance where B and C inherit from A virtually rather than directly. In these cases, the virtual base class is instantiated by the most-derived class in the hierarchy, D, and this instance is then shared by both B and C.


single level inheritance eg ( class B extends Class A) Multilevel inheritance eg( class C extends class B and class B extends class A) multiple inheritance Class C inherits Class A features as well as Class B featues.This type of inheritance is not allowed in JAVA.


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1. Single InheritanceA Scenario where one class is inheriting/extending the behavior of just one super class.Ex: public class Ferrari extends Car {…}This can be taken much further, where one class is inheriting/extending the bahavior of another class which in turn is inheriting behavior from yet another class.Ex: public class Automobile {…}Public class Car extends Automobile {…}Public class Ferrari extends Car {…}This multi-level inheritance actually has no limitations on the number of levels it can go. So as far as Java goes, it is limitless. But for maintenance and ease of use sakes it is better to keep the inheritance levels to a single digit number.2. Multiple InheritanceThis type of inheritance allows for a class to inherit from more than one superclass. That is, a child class can have more than one parent.Ex.public class ArmoredCar extends Car, TankAs with single inheritance, there can be many levels of multiple inheritance.Unfortunately, multiple inheritance is much more complicated to properly implement than single inheritance, due to what is known as namespace collision. For instance, what if both the Car and the Tank classes above have a method Drive(). Which superclass method does ArmoredCar use, if it doesn't explicitly specify its own Drive() method? If it wants to extend one, how does it do that? In the context of the ArmoredCar class, what does the super() method refer to? Languages which attempt to allow multiple inheritance run into a large number of these problems, which require either compiler or language workarounds, making them both more verbose and more complex than languages which allow only single inheritance.Do note that languages which support multiple inheritance do not require its use - programs in such languages can solely use single inheritance. In general, most OO languages suggest using multiple inheritance where very substantial savings in code and/or design logic can be realized over a single inheritance design.Java does not support Multiple Inheritance. C++ is a common language which does allow Multiple Inheritance.


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Yes. It is possible to implement overriding in every inheritance level. If there are methods of the same name in multiple classes in the hierarchy the one that is closest to the current object gets invoked. The other methods can be specifically invoked using the super keyword.


Multiple inheritance:The concept of Getting the properties from multiple class objects to sub class object with same priorities is known as multiple inheritance.Java Doesn't Support multiple Inheritance.Diamond problem: In multiple inheritance there is every chance of multiple properties of multiple objects with the same name available to the sub class object with same priorities leads for the ambiguity.We have two classes B and c which are inheriting A class properties.Here Class D inheriting B class and C class So properties present in those classes will be available in java.But both classes are in same level with same priority.If we want to use show() method that leads to ambiguityThis is called diamond problem.Because of multiple inheritance there is chance of the root object getting created more than once.Always the root object i.e object of object class hast to be created only once.Because of above mentioned reasons multiple inheritance would not be supported by java.Thus in java a class can not extend more than one class simultaneously. At most a class can extend only one class.Inheritance means getting the properties from one class object to another class object.Means if any class extending another class then the super class methods can be used in sub classes happily.But in interfaces the methods in interfaces are fully abstract so we need to provide functionlity in our extended class and use it .seems both are opposite right? yes.That is the reason we can say interfaces are only supports syntactical multiple inheritance which is not implementation of multiple inheritance.source: instanceofjavaforus.blogspot.in/2014/12/why-java-does-not-supports-multiple.html



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