Chapter 6. Methods: A Deeper Look

E pluribus unum. (One composed of many.)

Virgil

O! call back yesterday, bid time return.

William Shakespeare

Call me Ishmael.

Herman Melville

Answer me in one word.

William Shakespeare

There is a point at which methods devour themselves.

Frantz Fanon

Objectives

In this chapter you’ll learn:

• How static methods and fields are associated with classes rather than objects.

• How the method call/return mechanism is supported by the method-call stack.

• How packages group related classes.

• How to use random-number generation to implement game-playing applications.

• How the visibility of declarations is limited to specific regions of programs.

• What method overloading is and how to create overloaded ...

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