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Protected Outer Class

 
Vrushali Gore
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Why my Outer class can't be protected
 
Barry Gaunt
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What do you want to protect it from?
 
Matt Russell
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I presume you're asking why top-level classes can't be marked "protected"?
In that case, I've two questions: 1) what does the "protected" modifier do for you when you use it for fields and methods of a class? 2) What would you expect would be the result of marking a top-level class "protected" in terms of its visibility? Does the idea still make sense?
 
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