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if there are 2 outer classes being defined in the same file as follows, what is the class modifier for "secondOuter" by default (e.g. private, protected)?
public class FirstOuter {...}
class SecondOuter {...}
Then, what is the class modifier "Inner" by default (private, protected)?
public class Outer {
class Inner {...}
}
[ March 17, 2003: Message edited by: Michelle Joe ]
 
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As there can only be one public class declared in each file, and top-level classes may neither be declared private nor protected, there is only one remaining choice. If you don't specify any access modifier then the class has a "default" (package) access, that is, only the other classes in the same package may use that class.
 
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if there are 2 outer classes being defined in the same file as follows, what is the class modifier for "secondOuter" by default (e.g. private, protected)?


a) If both classes are with default scope then your file name can be any thing you want.
b) If one of them is public then the other can only be defualt and the file name should match with the public class name.
You don't have any other option.
 
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Just like any other member (attribute/ method) without a given acessmodifier an inner class
will have the default one, which is "package private".
 
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Welcome to the Ranch J Isberg, please read the JavaRanch naming policy and adjust your displayed name accordingly. Thanks.
 
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