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Luiz Pereira

Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 6
I'm studing about override and overload. I found in books and papers diferent opinions about this subject.
Some authors consider override and overload as polymorphism, others consider olny override as polymorphism and overload as feature of OO.

Is overload one kind of polymorphism?

Kedar Dravid
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Joined: May 28, 2004
Posts: 333
I am not too sure about this, but I read this somewhere:

In Java,
dynamic polymorphism: Overriding
static polymorphism (if there is such athing in Java): Overloading
Luiz Pereira

Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 6
I work with java too, the Katty's book for certification not consider overload as polymorphism, but, I read others book about java that consider.
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
subject: Polymorphism