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OOP - Inheritance Question

 
Madan, Gopal
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Hi:
I have an ancestor class Top with a private int "i" (say 5) and a public getValue() function that returns the integer value "i";
I created a descendant class Next from the above class and re-declared and initialized a private integer variable "i" (say to 10). But no new getValue() function here, as it is inherited from the ancestor.
My question is how can i get to print the value of integer i in the Next class (10), without Overriding the getValue() method from class Top.
Is it possible to get 10 to print, other than directly accessing the variable or using a getValue() method at class Next?
Thanks
Madan
//Top.java

[This message has been edited by Cindy Glass (edited October 05, 2001).]
 
Michael Ernest
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In a word, no.
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Michael Ernest, co-author of: The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide
 
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