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public Class variables and inheritance

 
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This is a very basic behavior and I am posting just to make that I understand this properly:



The reason the output : 9 is that class members are not overridden like methods and the value of variable is determined by the type of reference variable.. Please correct, if I am wrong or missing something. If someone can explain more clearly the please post..

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Gaurav.
 
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That is correct. Polymorphism applies only to instance methods and not to variables.
 
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In short:

variables in java are "early" binded.
methods are "late" binded.
 
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