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Guys is
overloading = Polymorphism?
Polymorphism means many forms, and overloading definately, gives an object many forms, where as overiding, might change your look and feel, but it really doesnt change the signature.
Am I correct?
Thanks and I apologize in advance for the stupid question.
-Matt
 
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We had a discussion once about that issue, where is it now??? there:
http://www.javaranch.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=24&t=014597
You get even more hits when searching in this forum with the keywords "overloading polymorphism"
 
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Hi Matt,
No, unfortunately you have it backwards.
Overriding == Polymorphism
Polymorphism -> The ability of one object to denote objects of its own class or any of its' subclasses.
Polymorphism can be called dynamic method lookup in java.
Regards,
Manfred.
 
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Thank's for the assist!
-Matt
 
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