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significance of MethodOverloading

ravindra patil
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HI

Whats the advantage of overloading methods,

i know its a supports polymorphsm,
is there any other which cause java to use method overloading heavily.
does it saves memory ??
Rob Spoor
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ravindra patil wrote:i know its a supports polymorphsm,

No it doesn't. That's overriding.

is there any other which cause java to use method overloading heavily.
does it saves memory ??

It does not save memory, nor consume extra memory. There is one very simple reason - you won't need to think of new names for methods that do the same but with a few more or less parameters.

Check out this thread, and my example in it.


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ravindra patil
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thats ok but in some article i have read about methodOverloading uses compile time polymorphism
Campbell Ritchie
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A lot of people talk about overloading and compile-time polymorphism, but I think that is a bad term.
Rob Spoor
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I agree.
ravindra patil
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ok Thanks guys
 
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