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Abhi vijay
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Joined: Sep 16, 2008
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Isnt this legal Overridding?? Then how can I override non-static method with a static???
Vijay Raj
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Joined: Oct 10, 2005
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This isn't over-riding at all. A static method is a class method, it belongs to the class. A non-static method in a sub-class with the same name as a static method of the super class is actually a brand new method and has no relation to the super class' method.

Kiran Shigli

Joined: Oct 04, 2008
Posts: 7
No! The non-static go method is just a new method in the subclass. Thanks.
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