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Accessing super-class methods from super-class

fi3nd fi3nd is offline
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consider this example (theoretically!!!):

class A {
    public void a() {
        b(); // calls B::b if 'this' is instance of B

        // silly workaround:
        ((B) this).help();
    public void b() {

class B extends A {
    public void a() {
    public void b() {
    public void help() {

public class Test {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        A a = new B();
Of course, the output is:

Is there any way to access A::b (as it would be in C++) from A.a in this case? I know that Java always uses dynamic binding etc., however, I'm interested if there exists better workaround than that above.

best regards,
Krzysztof Zmiek
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