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Encapsulation Question

 
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Question 5

A class can not be called "tightly encapsulated" unless which of the following are true?
a. The data members can not be directly manipulated by external code.
b. The class is declared final.
c. It has no public mutator methods.
d. The superclass is tightly encapsulated.



The answer is given: a,d
Description to "d", if the super class is not tightly encapsulated no subclasses can be tightly encapsulated.
Please clarify.


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Hey Chandra,

Come on...! Super Class can easily break option (a) given in qustion, which you have selected as a rule for tight encapsulation !.

Thats why we should select (d) too.
 
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Another way to put this might be: If the superclass is weak or vulnerable, then any subclasses will inherit that weakness or vulnerability.
 
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If the superclass is weak or vulnerable, then any subclasses will inherit that weakness or vulnerability.



I liked this!


Thanks marc!

cmbhatt
 
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