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static methods cannot be overridden ?

 
Tom McCann
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I am very confused (so what's new ?). In the SCJP Exam guide it says that static methods cannot be overridden. Yet I have just compiled and run the following test program with the expected results. Am I missing something in my understanding of the statement that "static methods cannot be overridden" ?



produces the output:

I am eating
I am eating hay
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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There's a nice page about this in the JavaRanch FAQ.
 
Tom McCann
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Many Thanks.
 
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