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Really which Bert and Kathy are reading this!!
I noticed in JDK6 u20 d@ protected behaves just like default access (package private). Instance data with protected access can't be accessed outside of their package even NOT by a class instance member that has is-a relationship with the hosting class
Please anyone d@ has worked with JDK6 u20 should verify this
public class Utility
protected int resource;
public class Test extends Utility
public static void main(String argv)
Utility ut = new Utility();
ut.resource = 67; // ERROR resource can't be accessed outside of its package