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Java Inheritance in Java Inheritance in Java Casting Instances

Bankole Abawonse
Bankole Abawonse
9,021 Points

Calling non-static method on a class

Why is there no error, when a non static method is being called directly on the class as opposed to an instance of the class? I.e (Animal)object.makeSound();

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,012 Points

The method name in parentheses casts "object" to an instance of the class.

So in this example the method is being called on that instance, not on the class itself.