defender methods and method of Object

Rémi Forax forax at
Fri Mar 2 08:19:55 PST 2012

On 03/02/2012 05:08 PM, bitter_fox wrote:
> Hi,
> You have to override toString in A to use the default implementation, 
> in this case, using the syntax "Interface.super.method()":
> (because the definition of super-class is preferred if the extended 
> definitions from super-class and super-interface are clashing)
> public class A implements Foo
> {
>     public String toString()
>     {
>         return Foo.super.toString();
>     }
> }
> new A().toString(); // returns "Foo"
> However, this calling would be StackOverflowError because the syntax 
> may be only on "Syntax" and be not implemented for byte code.
> I can't judge that semantics is right or wrong, so I only refer to the 
> way to override.(Although I think it is right...)
> Excuse me if you already know the way.

No problem.
I just think that the semantics should be changed a little bit by adding 
a special case for method from Object because
otherwise the default method will be never called directly
(as you said, you can use

> Regards,
> bitter_fox


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