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Java Java Data Structures Getting There Object Inheritance

mohamadreza azadi
mohamadreza azadi
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I need really help

this subject override toString() method right?? and Craig don't call the toString method but we see in video output has a toString method and he wont call the toString method

i'm so confused and lost i need really help

1 Answer

james south
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james south
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the toString method can be called implicitly by printing the object. in the video you see Craig compile and run example.java. at 8:03 in the previous video, we get a glimpse of example.java, and see that in main Craig instantiates a treet object, then prints a statement and fills in the treet object with the string formatter. the result is not really intelligible; this is what Craig fixes in the following video that you are asking about. by overriding the default toString method, he gets a more useful string representation of the object when example.java is run and the object is printed.