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How to deal with these problems in SCJP2?

Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 06, 2000
Posts: 35
I still feel blurry about the following two concepts:
SCJPs experts plz give me some tips from exam's point of view:
1. A static method can/cannot be overriden? what is the difference between overriding and hiding? (I just don't get it from reading JLS).
2. An inner class means a nonstatic inner class/static and nonstatic both?
Thanx in Advance.
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
1) Overriding implies run-time polymorphism. Calls to <CODE>static</CODE> methods are resolved at compile time so there is no real run-time polymorphism. If you write a static method in a subclass with the same signature and return type as one in the superclass, you are hiding the superclass method because the one in the subclass is now resolved at compile time.
2) <CODE>static</CODE> "inner" classes are really nested classes, not inner. Although Sun has not been consistent with the language used.

Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
vaibhav deshmukh

Joined: Jun 28, 2000
Posts: 7
i agree with tony.many a times the language used is can't be sure what exactly the statement means.i think such ambiguity shouldn't be there in such exams.
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
1. Method Overriding: Methods can always be overrided provided over-riding method and over-riden method , both should be either static or both of them be non-static . We cannot mix them.

Ankur Gupta
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Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 66
Jason, have alook at Carl's notes :
I think his explanation is pretty neat.
[This message has been edited by Ankur (edited July 07, 2000).]
I agree. Here's the link:
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