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Can one object access the private variable of another object of the same class?

Mike Ngo
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I came across this question in the javaranch mock question.

#208 Can one object access the private variable of another object of the same class?
Answer: Yes. Private means �private to the class�. Not private to the object.
So two objects of the same class could access each other�s private data.

Can someone explain or give an example? I don't see how it can be done.
Keith Lynn
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Mike Ngo
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Thanks.
 
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