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P.Praveen Jesudhas

Joined: Jul 23, 2006
Posts: 26
are virtual functions allowed in java
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Yes, Java supports polymorphism.

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Prathap Adusumilli

Joined: Aug 23, 2006
Posts: 4
By default all the fucntions in java are virtual. In that if you are using a base call reference for an derived call object, the method in the derived class will be called (if its extended/implemented).
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

I guess I would say that all methods that can be overridden (i.e., non-static, non-private, and non-final) have the potential to be "virtual" in Java. But there is no "virtual" modifier, and the term is not commonly used in Java.
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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I think you could savely say that in Java all instance methods are virtual, all static methods aren't.

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