File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes compile time polymorphism Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Bookmark "compile time polymorphism " Watch "compile time polymorphism " New topic

compile time polymorphism

suavedeep kaur
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 02, 2008
Posts: 36
does compile time polymorphism occurs in java???

if so when and how???

Suavedeep kaur
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 41851
That is a good question. . .

I don't like the term compile-time polymorphism. You can use runtime binding (polymorphism) with instance methods. Static members and fields, if called, are bound to their declaring class at compile-time, but lots of people here post how much they get confused when that happens, so it is probably best to say there is no such thing as compile-time polymorphism in Java. But I am sure other people will have a different opinion.
Look at this FAQ, which is relevant.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: compile time polymorphism