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Justify the output of the code (inheritance/overriding problem)

pranav thakker
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Joined: Nov 21, 2005
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Hello ranchers,

Can anyone justify the output of following code ?



According to myself output should be as follow :-

Parent's method2()
Child's method1()

Because, we are calling method2 with reference of child class.

But, the actual output is :-


Parent's method2()
Parent's method1()

Please, explain it.

Thanking you all,

Pranav Thakker
Lukas Stephienn
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Joined: Dec 23, 2005
Posts: 60
Output

Parent's method2()
Parent's method1()

is absolutely correct.

method1 cannot be invoked in polymorphic way because you do not override it. As long as it is marked private it cannot be inherited.
If you would change it to public your output will be as you thought.


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lavanya sankuappan
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Joined: Jun 02, 2006
Posts: 17
private method,method1() in parent class is not overridden by child class.it is another method with the same name
Balaji Sampath
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Joined: Sep 30, 2005
Posts: 63
If u change the method1() in parents class like:

then the output would be
Parents method2()
Child method1()


Thanks
Balaji.S
Firas Zuriekat
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Joined: May 09, 2006
Posts: 143

But, the actual output is :-
Parent's method2()
Parent's method1()


It's a Child object and a Child declaration, so how is it possible that the output above has "Parent's method1()"?!!
wise owen
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