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    Default Not Understanding Polymorphism

    Hello,

    The past week or 2, I've been trying to understand polymorphism, but i don't understand it still. Can someone give me good definition of polymorphism and if possible an example please ...


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    Default Re: Not Understanding Polymorphism

    Polymorphism basically is treating one type of object as another.

    For example, a car is an automobile. A truck is also an automobile. thanks to polymorphism, we can treat a car as an automobile, and we can also treat a truck as an automobile. A boat is not an automobile. This allows us to write generic code which works for any type of automobile, and nothing else. We could even use a more generic category for vehicle which would include automobiles, boats, and airplanes.

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    Default Re: Not Understanding Polymorphism

    Quote Originally Posted by helloworld922 View Post
    Polymorphism basically is treating one type of object as another.

    For example, a car is an automobile. A truck is also an automobile. thanks to polymorphism, we can treat a car as an automobile, and we can also treat a truck as an automobile. A boat is not an automobile. This allows us to write generic code which works for any type of automobile, and nothing else. We could even use a more generic category for vehicle which would include automobiles, boats, and airplanes.
    Thank Your very Much for your reply, I understand what you've written but I don't understand how I would put that example into code form, could I you produce that example in code form please.

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    Default Re: Not Understanding Polymorphism

    Thread moved from "Whats wrong with my code?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jps View Post
    Thread moved from "Whats wrong with my code?"
    ok thats fine

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