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Abstract methods and access modifier

Craig Oliver

Joined: Aug 25, 2003
Posts: 21
If abstract class declares abstract method what are rules regarding access modifier to implementation of method in concrete subclass? ie if abstract method declared as default (package) can subclass implementation be public (wider access)?

eg is following valid
public abstract class Test
abstract void m1();

public class SubTest extends Test
public void m1()
Darin Niard
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Joined: Jun 08, 2004
Posts: 118
Yes, that is valid. You can always assign broader access, but not weaker access.
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