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Doubt in the following code

 
Tom Riddle
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Hi,
I have the following code

package test;

class X extends Y
{
public static void main(String argv[])
{
Object x = new X();
x.clone(); // Line 1
Y y = new X();
y.doStuff(); // Line2
}
}

class Y {
protected void doStuff() {
System.out.println("Base");
}
}

in the avove code Line1 throws an error saying "clone() has protected access in java.lang.Object" whereas Line2 compiles fine, but arent they similar? Can anyone please explain?

Regards,
Chaitra
 
Naseem Khan
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class X and Y is in the same package. Even you can access doStuff(), if it is of default access.

Naseem
 
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