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concept of method overriding

Sandeep Tyagi
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why we can't use narrowing method in sub class on the case of method overriding
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fred rosenberger
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i think it is because of polymorphism...

say you have a ClassA, with a public doSomething() method.

now, ClassB extends ClassA. say you could make B's doSomething() private.

now you make a collection of ClassA. you get a ClassB object, which you can put into the collection, since a ClassB is a ClassA.

now you iterate through the collection, calling doSomething() on every object. when you get to that ClassB, you're gonna have a problem...


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