Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Overloading vs. Overriding

Overloading is when you define two methods with the same name, in the same class, distinguished by their parameters.
-> Overloading is resolved at compile time.

Overriding is when you redefine a method that has already been defined in a parent class (using the exact same parameters).
-> Overriding is resolved at runtime (based on the type of the implicit first parameter).

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