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Help on private access

George Jin

Joined: Oct 18, 2002
Posts: 4
class A
private int i;
public void modifyOther(A a1)
a1.i = 20; //1
Why a1 can access the private member i? Is it because this method within Class A?

Jose Botella
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 03, 2001
Posts: 2120
Yes it is. Have you tried The Java Tutorial ?

SCJP2. Please Indent your code using UBB Code
praveena kuppachi

Joined: Jan 24, 2003
Posts: 15
A method or a variable that is declared private i s not accesible outside the class.Thats is only the members belonging to the class can acces can be used by the instance of the class that declares it
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