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why static method can't override?

venka sai
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Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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Can some please explain me in detail why we can't override static methods?
Abdulla Mamuwala
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Time for a faq,
http://www.javaranch.com/certfaq.jsp#q20
Shubhada Nandarshi
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The static methods r those which doesn't need to have an object of their class to call them.They r created when their class gets compiled.We cant override them as a nonstatic methods.

Shubha.


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P Hunjan
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You can also refer to ->http://www.jchq.net/certkey/0102certkey.htm

" The process of overriding involves more than simply replacing a method in a child class, it involves the runtime resolution of what method to call according to its reference type. "
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