The following two classes are modified from the book of Khalid and Rolf
As we know, all members from superclass should inherited to subclass. However, from the above example, TubeLight cannot inherit the private members. Furthermore, if I changed the accessibility of the private members from the superclass Light to default/protected, the TubeLight class actually run the Light() constructor. Why this is the case
(Marilyn added code tags) [ February 02, 2003: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]
Marilyn de Queiroz
Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Originally posted by C WL: From the above example, TubeLight cannot inherit the private members.
Yes, private members are not inherited.
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Java knows four access modifier: private protected, public and a default (there exists no word for it) private is only accessible in instances of the class. public is accessible by every class/object protected is like private, but can be inherited default can be accessed from objects in the same pakage. Hope this helped