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Question in K&B Book - protected class

 
mustafa duran
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Hi friends,

the following question comes from K&B SCJP 1.4 book on Chapter 2. I am confused about "protected class" term. Can protected modifier be used for classes? if so what is the reason?

Question No 2 :
Given a method in a protected class, what access modifier do you use to restrict access to
that method to only the other members of the same class?
A. final
B. static
C. private
D. protected
E. volatile
F. default access
 
Kris Krason
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Well, it is possible if it is an inner class.
 
david lightman
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C.Private

I thought Classes use default and public,
Members can use all four, public private, protected and default.
[ November 10, 2005: Message edited by: david lightman ]
 
Patrick Williams
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I'm not sure if it was captured in the errata and republished, but my copy of K&B states "Given a method in a public class, what access modifier..."
[ November 13, 2005: Message edited by: Patrick Williams ]
 
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