• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Tim Cooke
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • Frank Carver
  • Henry Wong
  • Ron McLeod
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Frits Walraven
  • Tim Holloway
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Al Hobbs
  • Piet Souris
  • Himai Minh

basic question on access modifiers and levels

 
Greenhorn
Posts: 10
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi,

In the K&B 1.5 book, on page 68 (2 min drill), they wrote:

There are three access modifiers: public, protected, and private.
There are four access levels: public, protected, default, and private.



I'm a bit confused, Initially, I taught that both (modifier and level) were the same thing. But it doesn't looks like it.

What is the difference between an access modifier and access level?

thanks.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2412
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The default access level does not have an access modifier.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 208
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What would you do if you want your class to be accessed only in package in which that class resides? You would not declare that class public and just declare the class without any keyword, which is default access.
So although your class does not have a keyword it still have an access-level.
 
Does this tiny ad smell okay to you?
the value of filler advertising in 2021
https://coderanch.com/t/730886/filler-advertising
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic