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Jack Lau
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Joined: Aug 30, 2002
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Hello,
My problem is that B has extend A and the doStuff() method in A is protected access, then why B cannot acccess doStuff() ?

Thanks in advance!
Jack
[ June 04, 2003: Message edited by: Jack Lau ]
Robbie kyodo
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Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 97
it seems that there is a mistake
should be
package A;


SCJP 2 1.4
Jack Lau
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Joined: Aug 30, 2002
Posts: 166
Oh, I know that why class B cannot access the doStuff() method of class A because protected member can be only seen by subclass through inheritance, but cannot using dot to reference it.
Jack
Brian Joseph
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Joined: May 16, 2003
Posts: 160
Hi Jack,
You're right. But also this question is testing whether you know that protected is very similiar to default (package) access.
If A and B were in the same package, you COULD call A's method like that.
We were just talking about this yesterday and Anupam posted a great link explaining this:
Link To Protected Access Discussion (See Kathy's reply)
[ June 04, 2003: Message edited by: Brian Joseph ]
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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