Last post Feb 08, 2013 03:55 PM by gerrylowry
Feb 07, 2013 04:40 AM|v.arunkarthik|LINK
Does anyone know what is hybrid polymorphism?
I tried googling, but found no related articles.
Feb 07, 2013 05:33 AM|AidyF|LINK
It's not a recognised term, so wherever you heard it someone had just made it up.
Feb 08, 2013 05:27 AM|v.arunkarthik|LINK
It was asked in an interview..
may be its combination of runtime and compile time and run time polymorphism!! ???
Feb 08, 2013 03:55 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
sometimes people asking questions in interviews are not using correct terminology ...
the term "hybrid polymorphism" is new to me; "hybrid inheritance" AFAIK is more likely and AFAIK is also not often used.
'"Hybrid Inheritance" is a method where one or more types of inheritance are combined together and used.'
-- of course, if it's only one type, then imho it would be silly to call it a hybrid. /g.
"hybrid polymorphism" appears to be used frequently is the discussion of male sterility --
to narrow your search, add "oop":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_object-oriented_programming_terms does not list "hybrid polymorphism" ... perhaps your interviewer was trying to trick you.
Tip: when you are asked an interview question, it's okay to say you do not know ... there is far too much for any one person to know everything about a subject like programming; imho, it's better to focus on what you do know and your ability to learn ...
personally, i'd rather higher someone who is a willing, continuous learner that someone who hopes never to learn anything new.