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Cloning parent to get a child class instance ?

 
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Hi All,

Can a parent class instance be cloned to get the child class instance ?

i.e., consider :





Hope it is clear.

Thanks,
Aravind

[Hope I am asking the question in right section, if not apolgies ]
 
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Can? Possibly. Should? Heck no!

Any super (parent) class should know nothing of any of its sub (child) classes.
 
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Moreover, if the parent is cloneable, the child is also cloneable..

Simply use:

 
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If you want to get that effect, it should be the subclass doing the work. For instance, you could give the subclass a constructor that takes an instance of the superclass as an argument.
 
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