Can one abstract class extend another abstract class and increase functionality

I have an abstract class. I want to extend the abstract class by another abstract class and then implement the extended abstract class. Is it possible .If yes, whether it's a good approach in point of view regarding OOPS?


I'm not sure about Java in particular, but it should be valid.

In terms of OOP, if it makes sense, then run with it. To use some old examples, you might have a Vehicle abstract class and then LandVehicle and FlyingVehicle abstract classes. As long as your example makes sense as an abstract class, then you should be fine.

Yes, it is possible, and I don't see a reason not to use it if you need it (disclaimer: but however there are many ways to misuse this, and to over-complicate things, as with everything in programming usually).

One thing to notice is that the second abstract class doesn't need to implement abstract methods from first class, but the first concrete must implement both.


But it makes sense only if the abstract subclass adds more functionality (abstract or not).

Otherwise, I don't see the point.

Yes you can do it. And it is good practice if your child class adds more functionality. It allows to move toward specification. Your parent class becomes a more general class and child class a more specific one. And you can implement both as per your requirement.

Yes, you can! One abstract class can be extended by another abstract class

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