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String Vs Object

Pandurangan Rakesh

Joined: Jun 06, 2004
Posts: 24

I have the following program

Now when i compile and run the program alweays the method show() with String parameter is called i.e the output is always String null and never Object null.Can u tell me why?
[ June 06, 2004: Message edited by: Carl Trusiak ]
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Since String is a subclass of Object, it gets called. Java calls the method with the most specific parameter.

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Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
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I'm moving this to Beginner
I agree. Here's the link:
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