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protected class ???

Prashanth Lingala
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Why we cannot have a class as protected???

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Mike Gershman
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Nested classes can be protected.

If you look at the rules for accessing a protected entity from outside the same package, you'll see that they just wouldn't apply to a top level class. So the access choices for a top level class are public and default (package).

Mike Gershman
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I agree. Here's the link:
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