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If static inner classes are top level classes then why does this compiles

 
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Have a look at the code if static inner classes are top level classes then private access modifier should not be allowed by the compiler. But this compiles.

[ April 30, 2003: Message edited by: Anupam Sinha ]
 
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Originally posted by Anupam Sinha:
Have a look at the code if static inner classes are top level classes then private access modifier should not be allowed by the compiler. But this compiles.
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Why not private access modifier , i don't see anything problems in this. please elaborate!
 
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That exactly i want to say that i dont see any problem with it. A private static nested class is a top level class but a top level class can not be private. So does it means that static nested classes are not top level classes?
[ April 30, 2003: Message edited by: Anupam Sinha ]
 
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A static nested class is a static member of the outer class. So it can have all the modifiers a static member like var or method can have.
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So does it means that static nested classes are not top level classes?


Correct. Static nested classes are top-level nested classes, not top-level classes. Confusing terminology, I agree, but that's what it is.
 
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