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about access specifiers

Santhi Bharath
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Joined: Jun 03, 2008
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why can't we give private and protected specifiers for a class
while i am trying to give the specifires i got an error?

can any body explain me why ? thanks in advance


thanks and regards<br />Santhi Bharath<br />SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0
Campbell Ritchie
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That comes up quite frequently. Look at this thread. I can't seem to find any more useful threads. Please ask again if you don't understand.
Jesper de Jong
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Access control keywords such as "protected" and "private" are for class members only. Top-level classes are not members of any class.

Suppose you could make a top-level class private, then what is that supposed to mean?


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