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Normally methods declared as final cannot be overriden for security / design reasons.
But when a method declared as "private final" can be overriden in the child class. Do we get this behaviour since private members are not accessible in child ? [ February 17, 2005: Message edited by: Srinivasa Raghavan ]
Private methods in the parent class are not in inherited by the child classes. Hence, having methods of the same signature as well as being declared private & final does not equate to method overriding.