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Suri Babs
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Joined: Mar 27, 2003
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Can i override static methods (y/n). Explanation please in either case.
Joel McNary
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Joined: Aug 20, 2001
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You can override static methods. Look at the following code:

The thing is, static methods do not participate in polymorphism. Note that when you declare:

it prints "Super," even though the instance is of type "Sub"


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Thomas Paul
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You can not override static methods. Static methods are hidden not overridden.
JLS 8.4.6.2 If a class declares a static method, then the declaration of that method is said to hide any and all methods with the same signature in the superclasses and superinterfaces of the class that would otherwise be accessible to code in the class. A compile-time error occurs if a static method hides an instance method.


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