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j srinivas
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Joined: Apr 08, 2008
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hi,
i want to know whether we can make a class visible to all the derived classes in same package.
Jesper de Jong
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There is no way to make a class visible only to derived classes in the same package.

'protected' makes a class visible to derived classes, but also derived classes in other packages, and it also makes the class visible to other classes (that are not derived from the class) in the same package.


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j srinivas
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thanks for the reply.
Rob Spoor
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And the alternative, default access, gives non-derived classes in the same package access as well.


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