Inherit class without parent type in Java

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How can I inherit from another class without adopting the parent type?

For example I want to be able to let Car adopt all methods and properties of Vehicle without being recognized as an Object of type Vehicle.

Is there a convenient way of doing this in Java without duplicating all methods and properties?


It depends on your definition of convenient. You are a looking for Forwarding/Composition/Aggregation, essentially:

class B {   A a;   T foo() { return; } } 

Which implies that all methods defined in A need to be duplicated in B.

This often comes up in discussion about Inheritance vs. Aggregation.


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