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avseq anthoy
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Joined: Apr 27, 2004
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public class Test
private int number = 2;
public static void main(String args[])
Test a = new Test(); //why instance can access private member?

print 2

but I don't understand that number in Test class is modified privete,why
the instance of Test main method can access number variable?

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Kishore Dandu
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 1934
That is because main is also inside the class.

all the private variables and methods canbe accessed inside the class any way we want it.

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