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Basic Privacy Question

golfinguy4
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Say I have a class foo. In the class, there is a method whatever which takes an argument of type foo. Would the method be able to access the private members of the argument?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Hey Guy,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

First, a bit of business: you may not have read our naming policy on the way in. It requires that you use a real (sounding) first and last name for your display name.
You can change your display name here. Thanks.

Now, the answer to your question: yes. Protection is on the class level. Objects of the same class can't protect themselves from each other.
[ November 18, 2004: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]

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