Why are constructors not inherited in java?


I am a beginner in java programming language, recently I have studied that constructors can not be inherited in java, Can anyone please explain why?

I have already read this link of C


In simple words, a constructor cannot be inherited, since in subclasses it has a different name (the name of the subclass).

class A {

class B extends A{

You can do only:

B b = new B();  // and not new A()

Methods, instead, are inherited with "the same name" and can be used.

As for the reason: It would not have much sense to inherit a constructor, since constructor of class A means creating an object of type A, and constructor of class B means creating an object of class B.

You can still use constructors from A inside B's implementation though:

class B extends A{
   B() { super(); }