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Regrding Access Specifier used of main method
Joined: Jan 25, 2006
Mar 16, 2006 11:17:00
I want to know what is the significance of public access modifier with main (
args) method. Like generally we write
public static void main(String args)
But if we write
private static void main(String args)
protected static void main(String args)
then also its working properly.............
then what is the use of public keyword..........................
Ajay Pratap Singh
Joined: Feb 07, 2005
Mar 16, 2006 11:39:00
It works properly when compiling.
But have you tried running the program that doesn't have the keyword public in the header of the main method?
Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Mar 16, 2006 11:44:00
As of Java 1.4, main methods are required to be public in order to be program entry points (i.e., run from a command prompt).
A non-public method called "main" is perfectly valid -- it just can't be used as a program entry point.
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