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Static methods can be overridden by static methods only?  RSS feed

 
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Static methods can be overridden by static methods only ?
 
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Neal,
Please check http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/second_edition/html/classes.doc.html#228745

A compile-time error occurs if an instance method overrides a static method.

. So you have to override with static method only. But in this case, it is called Hiding (continue reading section JLS8.4.6.2).
Hope this helps
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Any final, static and private methods in a class cannot be overridden.
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Thank you
 
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