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Jammy Wells

Joined: Oct 04, 2007
Posts: 17
why a class cannot be protected?
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Originally posted by Jammy Wells:
why a class cannot be protected?

A class can be protected if it's nested.

As to why a top-level class can't be protected... What would this mean?

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jim xu

Joined: Nov 18, 2007
Posts: 6
In terms of the class member, protected means only the inherited classes can see those members. The package access for class is somewhat like that. Only classes inside the same package can see that class. So can we treat the default 'package access' for a class like a 'protected' class?
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