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Question 58 jiris on casting

 
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public class Test058 extends Super
{
public static void main(String args[]) {
Test058 t = new Test058();
Super s = (Super)t;
s.method('a');
}
public void method(int i){System.out.println("base int");}
public void method(char c){System.out.println("base char");}
}
class Super
{
public void method(int i){System.out.println("super int");}
public void method(char c){System.out.println("super char");}
}
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The output is: base char
I'm wondering why casting the variable t to Super doesn't call the the method of the Super class ?
 
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Casting is only used on object references. The runtime type of the object is unaffected, and dynamic method lookup is used.
 
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Casting & object reference are two different things.Casting means converting an object reference from one class type to another.It doesn't change object reference.
Statement Super s = (Super)t is same as Super s = t
Complier will do implicit assignment conversion.But s holds object reference value of t.
Somebody correct me if I am wrong.
Veena
 
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