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If you want subclasses to access, but not to override a superclass member method, what keyword
should precede the name of the superclass method?

according to me the ans is final & static
ans given is :final
pls help
thanks
sherin
 
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Sherin,
The question says the subclass should "access" but no "OVERRIDE"
the superclass method. A method declared static can be overridden (actually hidden) by a static method.
When you declare a method as final, the subclass can access the method but u can't override it. Hence the ans is "final".
 
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Well, I'd opt for just final.
But as far as static is concerned, static methods are implicitly final. Therefore they are not overridden only hidden
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I have confusion about sherin explanitions
writes
" A method declared static can be overridden (actually hidden) by a static method."
According to me
static method can't be overriding.
Am I right or wrong
Pankaj
gaur_p@hotmail.com
 
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I have confusion about sherin explanitions
writes
" A method declared static can be overridden (actually hidden) by a static method."
According to me
static method can't be overriding.
Am I right or wrong
Pankaj
gaur_p@hotmail.com
 
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The JLS clearly says that static methods are implicitly final. Therefore they are not overridden only hidden.
Hope this help
sampaths77
 
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Originally posted by sheri:
If you want subclasses to access, but not to override a superclass member method, what keyword
should precede the name of the superclass method?

according to me the ans is final & static
ans given is :final
pls help
thanks
sherin


Hi Sherin,
the final key word acts like this,
a final class cannot be subclassed ie extended by another class,
a final method cannot be overidden and
a final variable ,once initialised ,cannot be assinged another value.
while static keyword will only make the method a class method instead of being an instance one.It does not ensure that the method will not be overidden.
vikas
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