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Puneet N Vyas
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Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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what is polymorphism,why we need this concept,what is it's utility,how this can be achieved in java...
bart zagers
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
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Take your favorite search engine and you will find it explained numerously.
For example Wikipedia is one of the first hits, complete with a java example.
Ilja Preuss
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In short, (runtime) polymorphism is a tool that allows us to write code that is better decoupled - the code that decides which method to call when can be different from the code that decides which implementation to use for that method call.


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