Thread: Is it possible function overrriding in c?

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    Is it possible function overrriding in c?

    I know that c++ supports function overriding . But we can do function overriding in c also?

    I fell that its not possible in C. Can any one give your comments on this?

    Thanks in advance.

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    It is not natively possible in C, but as a matter of course when fully simulating OOP in C, it can be done, e.g., by implementing a virtual function table.
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    No, it is not possible.

    Quite a few people confuse the concepts of function overriding and function overloading. However, regardless of which one you have in mind, C supports neither.

    It is possible to simulate the behaviours, but the capabilities are not native to C.
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