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Output is: in SUB

Doubt: why the output is in SUB, even when I�m casting it to super class?
[ January 11, 2008: Message edited by: Gitesh Ramchandani ]
 
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Please QuoteYourSources.
 
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Source: Self Doubt
 
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hi Gitesh ,


Inside child
classname =main Class

 
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It is because the "start()" method is overriden in class tt. Remember, Invocation of instance methods are determined by the object referred to at runtime. So at runtime it is Class tt object.

If you use the syntax "((t)new tt()).variable", then it will invoke the variable of superclass and not that of subclass. Because the invocation of variables is determined at compile time and not at runtime.
 
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Thanks Sudhakar.

I get it now that overriding method will be invoked and decided during runtime based on the object type, rather than the reference type.
 
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Is it becoz polymorphism only applies to instance methods?
 
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