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From Micael <caraun...@harbornet.com>
Subject RE: [OT] Use of Static Methods
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2003 21:25:55 GMT
At 03:01 PM 7/9/03 -0400, you wrote:
>>From: David Graham <grahamdavid1980@yahoo.com>
>>Reply-To: dgraham@apache.org
>>To: Struts Users Mailing List <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>>
>> >
>> > 2) It is not correct to say that static methods can't be overriden. They
>> > can
>> > be overridden with another static method. You can't override a static
>> > method
>> > to be non-static, however.
>>
>>That's incorrect.  Static methods cannot be overridden.
>
>Actually, that's incorrect. Static method can be overridden.
>
>foo.java
>public class foo{
>public static void bar(){}
>}
>
>baz.java
>public class baz extends foo{
>public static void bar(){}
>}
>
>compiles

That is not the point.  You won't get polymorphic behavior.  THAT is the 
point.  The key to OO is polymorphic behavior.  Most, if not all, of the 
interesting things you can do with OO involves polymorphic behavior.


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