Why non-static method cannot be referenced from a static context

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Why “non-static method cannot be referenced from a static context”?
Oct 17, 2018 in Java by Daisy
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You can't call something that doesn't exist. Since you haven't created an object, the non-static method doesn't exist yet. A static method (by definition) always exists.

answered Oct 17, 2018 by sharth
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