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Overriding doubt ?

harsha puttaswamy

Joined: Mar 05, 2005
Posts: 24
Can static methods be overridden in the deriving class ?

Balazs Borbely
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 33
Static methotds cannot be overridden.

A subclass cannot override methods that are declared static in the superclass. In other words, a subclass cannot override a class method. A subclass can hide a static method in the superclass by declaring a static method in the subclass with the same signature as the static method in the superclass.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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