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Angela lewis
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Joined: Mar 01, 2004
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K&B page 82
Just remember that default members are visible only to the subclasses that are in the same package as the superclass.


Does that mean class that are in the same package but not subclasses cannot access default memebers.
I tried the following code and it works




Am i interpreting it incorrectly?
ananda s. roy
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Joined: May 13, 2004
Posts: 12
Hi
When u compile the program 2 classes Parent & Child are created in the directory where the source file is i.e in the default package.Just think package as a directory under which several classes exists. So Child class access the Parent object thru AGGREGATION.
Hope u have got it.


SCJP 1.4
Jong Limb
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Joined: May 08, 2004
Posts: 12
Originally posted by Angela lewis:
K&B page 82
Just remember that default members are visible only to the subclasses that are in the same package as the superclass.

Does that mean class that are in the same package but not subclasses
cannot access default memebers.
I tried the following code and it works




Am i interpreting it incorrectly?



There are two questions involved here. One is the package location of a subclass in relation to its superclass. For this point, default members are not accessible when the subclass is in a different package than the superclass. Protected members, in contrast, *are* accessible to subclasses regardless which package the subclass is in.

The second question is the accessibility of default members for classes in the same package that aren't subclasses. Any class in the same package can access default members. That is why your example works.
 
 
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