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why cannot use protected in this class definition?

Megan Lion
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Joined: Mar 02, 2002
Posts: 7
protected class Fred{
private int x=0;
private Fred(int xval){
x=xval;
}
}
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
Posts: 7610
top-level classes cannot be protected or private.
See JLS 8.1 Class Declaration for detailed information about which modifiers are legal and which are not.


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