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Static Overloading

Tarun Oohri
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Hello Everyone
I have been asked this question in an interview. Please help me to understand it. It is as follows :
What do you mean by static overloading and dynamic overloading ?
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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What did you answer?
I do not think there is such a thing as dynamic overloading in Java®
Mike Simmons
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The question seems meaningless... at least, it has no standard meaning. Perhaps it was an attempt to ask about the distinction between overloading, which is static, and overriding, which is dynamic? (See: Overriding vs. Hiding) We can only guess at what's in the minds of bad interviewers.
Muhammad Khojaye
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not sure but they might refer to Dynamic Binding?
Campbell Ritchie

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Possibly, but dynamic binding is used to implement polymorphism and overriding not overloading. MS is right to go on about bad interviewers.
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