Syntax for calling super

David Holmes david.holmes at
Wed Aug 22 18:28:28 PDT 2012

On 23/08/2012 11:09 AM, Brenden Towey wrote:
> On 8/22/2012 3:32 PM, Yuval Shavit wrote:
>> To my mind, the syntax "should" be K.m() (without the super). That makes
> I'd tend to agree, except for the problems you mention.  What about
> "J.super.m()"?  "Don't call me call my parent class?"
> interface J extends K {
>      int m() default { return J.super.m(); }  // calls J's parent's m()
> }

The problem with that is that you need to be able to select from 
multiple parents, so the parent's type has to be in there somewhere.


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