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Posted by Jigesh Mody on January 21, 2002 at 5:29 AM
> hey I wish you could explain this
When you compile a piece of code, the compiler starts formatting
your source code into byte code by allocating memmory addresses to
variables you have declared, for ex: int x will be given 4 bytes.
But when it comes to user defined data types, like object of type
Person which could be referenced to employee, for ex:
Person james = new Manager(); the compiler does not keep aside
a fixed memmory space for james because it does not know if james
would be used as a Person object, Manager object or maybe even a
Director object. So when you run the program, the JVM will allocate
the appropriate memmory space and thus provide late binding.