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question: An overloading method must have a diferent parameter list and same return type as that of the overloaded method. answer: false explanation: There is no restriction on the return type. If the parameters are different then the methods are totally different (other than the name) so their return types can be anything.
well... isn't it violate the rule of overloading if the return type is different? so, is the answer "true"?
Aaron, the answer they gave is correct.... what you are talking about is overrirding in overloading return type doesnt matter as long as the variable list or order or number changes Hope this helps Sri
no, it doesen't matter whether the return type is the same or different; when you are overloading, the parameters must be different. if you are overriding the parameters must be the same and the return type must be the same.
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uh, oh... i'm confused the question with the rule "you can't overload with same signature but different on return type" so, the answer provided is correct. thanks for replying!