Java Constructor Inheritance


I was wondering why in java constructors are not inherited? You know when you have a class like this:

public class Super {

  public Super(ServiceA serviceA, ServiceB serviceB, ServiceC serviceC){
    this.serviceA = serviceA;


Later when you inherit from Super, java will complain that there is no default constructor defined. The solution is obviously something like:

public class Son extends Super{

  public Son(ServiceA serviceA, ServiceB serviceB, ServiceC serviceC){


This code is repetitive, not DRY and useless (IMHO)... so that brings the question again:

Why java doesn't support constructor inheritance? Is there any benefit in not allowing this inheritance?


Suppose constructors were inherited... then because every class eventually derives from Object, every class would end up with a parameterless constructor. That's a bad idea. What exactly would you expect:

FileInputStream stream = new FileInputStream();

to do?

Now potentially there should be a way of easily creating the "pass-through" constructors which are fairly common, but I don't think it should be the default. The parameters needed to construct a subclass are often different from those required by the superclass.