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Andres Gonzalez
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
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it prints B. I just want to clarify my ideas:
the baz() method is overriden by class B. Since the method is overriden the method to call is only decided at runtime using the object type, in this case B. am I right?
If the method happened to be overloaded (different arguments) then the method to call is decided at compile time, using the reference (in this case A, right?
So.. If I'm right? is this the reason why this is called a polymorphic call?

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Vidya Krishnamurthi

Joined: Jan 12, 2003
Posts: 18
yes u r right .
tanushree jana

Joined: Jun 05, 2003
Posts: 3
yup its right
I agree. Here's the link:
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