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I am really confused regarding overriding

prarthana reddy
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Joined: Jul 24, 2006
Posts: 48
HI,
We know that private methods are not overriden . If we have a method with same name in super class and sub class but declared as private in superclass and public in subclass and if we try to invoke subclass method with a superclass reference, it should give compile error . But the following code is giving me the output:I am saying hello. How is this possible ?
public class Person {
private void say(String s){
System.out.println("I'm saying: " + s);
}
public static void main(String[] args) {
Person p = new Director();
p.say("Hello");
}
}
class Director extends Person {
public void say(String s){
System.out.println("I'm the director");
}
}
Radoslaw Sztando
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Joined: Mar 11, 2004
Posts: 40
you're running private say() method from class where it is defined (class Person) - it's perfectly correct.


Regards,
Radek Sztando
prarthana reddy
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Joined: Jul 24, 2006
Posts: 48
Thankyou for your reply ..i dint notice that
 
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