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Can we call overloading as static polymorphism.But i guess it should be termed as dynamic polymorphism.I have a seminar on polymorphism topic tomorrow.So i guess you guys will clear my doubt by that time.
 
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I strongly dislike the term "static polymorphism", but people have used it to refer to method overloading. The compiler chooses which method to call "statically", i.e., at compile time. In that case, "Dynamic polymorphism" then refers to runtime method lookup -- i.e., to the way that overridden methods behave, or what we normally call just "polymorphism."
 
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"Static polymorphism" sounds like an oxymoron to me, but it has currency in the C++ community. :roll: Think about how they combine operator overloading and templates.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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