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Query -> inheritance

Kartik Mahadevan
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Joined: Feb 16, 2005
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Hi

Suppose I inherit a public class in the same file and start using
the subclass, What would be the access specifier of the subclass???
Would it be a public class too? and can I inherit a public class in the same file?

Thanks
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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You can only put one top level class in a source file, so you can't really put a superclass and subclass in the same file. (Well, maybe you could, but not in the beginner forum .) This one-class-one-file rule makes life easier for the compiler and humans who go looking for source code.

I think you could extend a public class into a package level class. Give it a try and see.

Then try making a method public in the superclass and overriding it to be private in the subclass. See what happens and whether it makes sense.

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