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Private Variables

Amit Lonkar

Joined: Dec 12, 2001
Posts: 25
The following is the question on the www.javaranch.com/game.jsp. Please can some one tell me how this is possible.
Can one object access a private variable of another object of the same class??
Answer: Yes
Private means "private to the class" NOT "private to the object". So two objects of the same class could access each other's private data.
Rob Ross

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
Here you go.

Main constructs a new PrivateTest, and is able to access a private member of that class. It also creates a second object of the same class, and passes this as an argument to a method in the first object. The printanInt() method is able to access the private member of another object, because both objects are of the same class.

SCJP 1.4
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