Why the downcast in this code worked, i know if super class casted down to sub class it generates runtime error, and why it prints 'c' instead prints 'b'?? Thanks guys
posted 3 years ago
You're actually creating a C object on line 3.
C extends B, so this C is also a B. Therefore when you try and cast the variable to a B, it works. You get an exception when you cast a super-class object to a subclass, but you aren't actually doing that here. The real type of the object is C, which is fine.
Calling the method therefore calls the version in C, as you'd expect - this is polymorphism.