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Sanath Ramesh kumar
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Joined: Mar 13, 2012
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Why cant protected access specifier could be given to a top level class even though it comes second in the hierarchy(1.public 2.protected 3.default 4.private).It is allowed to use default though it stands 3rd in the hierarchy??
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Please, SearchFirst
Jesper de Jong
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I'll ask you a question back which will make clear why you can't make a top-level class protected: What do you think it would mean if a top-level class is protected?


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