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need help to resolve protected clone() error

Jesse Crockett
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Joined: Feb 03, 2005
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For the following code, I see this error:

CloneTest.java:66: clone() has protected access in java.lang.Object
cloned.address = (Address) address.clone();



Ken Blair
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1078
It is a bit confusing. I believe you need to override the method in your Address class. You can leave it as protected and just return super.clone() if that's acceptable. Also, bring your salt shaker as I can't recollect ever using protected nor do I use Cloneable so it's entirely possible I'm spewing misinformation as it's not something I generally bother with on either count.
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
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Address should implement Clonnable interface and should override the clone method to make this work.


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