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Joined: Jun 21, 2001
Jul 27, 2001 19:05:00
Sub class reference can be assigned to super class reference.
But super class reference cannot be assigned to sub class reference(without explicit casting).Why it is so?
Can anyone explain me in detail?
Marilyn de Queiroz
Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Jul 27, 2001 21:05:00
The Subclass object ALWAYS is a Superclass object by definition. However, the reverse is not true.
For example, Dog "is a" Animal, but Animal is NOT always a Dog.
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It is sorta covered in the
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