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How to represent it?

Rohan Deshmkh
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Suppose Animal is a superclass And Horse is it's Subclass.
So Animal a=new Animal() would be shown as in diagram:

now i wanted to how can you represent
Animal a=new Horse()

Jesper de Jong
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Simply replace the word Animal in the picture by Horse?

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Rohan Deshmkh
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Then how can we differentiate between
Animal a=new Horse();
Horse a=new Horse();

Of course i know the difference between the two statements in general, i just wanted to know if in a diagram i replace Animal with Horse.
How can i know whether it represents
Animal a=new Horse();
Animal a=new Animal();
Matthew Brown

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If you want to differentiate between those, I'd suggest labelling the reference with the type. So instead of a, use a: Animal and a: Horse (or equivalent notation).
Rohan Deshmkh
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ok thanks, i got it
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