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Subclass overriding Superclass constructors

Subclass overriding Superclass constructors

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Hello,

I am reading a book on Java at the moment and there is a section that has me very confused and I can't seem to find an answer online (and writing code to try and explain it to myself doesn't work - which may be because I don't understand it).

"If one class is inherited from another, each of them may have its own constructor explicitly defined" (got it)
"As with any other class method, a constructor of a subclass can override the constructor of a superclass" (CAN IT?)

I can't see how that works (or why you might want to do it)

Can anyone explain this?

Thanks

RE: Subclass overriding Superclass constructors

Of course it can, actually is very common. A Google search on "java override constructor" will show you a lot of examples like this one

Cheers,
Dian

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