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Overriding clone() in Object

Sven Thor
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Joined: Jan 31, 2004
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When you override clone() from Object its visibility should be raised from protected to public. Is the reason for this simply to allow also non-subclasses in other packages to clone your objects ? Or is there another reason for this ? For classes in the same package I can not see that it matters if the clone() implementation is public or protected
I know that since clone() is protected in Object, subclasses of Object can only invoke clone() on its own objects, and not any object. That is not my question.
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Svein
pallavi utukuri
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is clone() included in SCJP1.4??? cause its never been mentioned any certification books.....plz let me know 10x


Thanks,<br />Pallavi
Kishore Dandu
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clone() will continue as much as "this" from java perspective.
[ April 07, 2004: Message edited by: Kishore Dandu ]

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Krishna Srinivasan
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its in 1.4


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