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Overloading and overriding

Arathi Raj
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Hi,

Can you tell me under what oop concept does overloading and overriding belongs to. ?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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"Overriding" is just another name for the object-oriented concept of "runtime polymorphism."

"Overloading" really has nothing to do with object-orientation, although sometimes people will call it "compile-time polymorphism", a term I personally dislike. Method overloading is just the ability to have multiple functions (methods) with the same name; non-OO languages can have function overloading just as well as OO ones.
[ June 18, 2006: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]

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