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Is there any rule that class having main method cannot be private..thanks
 
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I don't think so, as long as at least one class has a main method public.
 
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The access modifiers that can be applied to a class are only public and default. protected and private access modifiers cannot be applied to any class.
 
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main can't be private , and the class with the main method should be public.
class Hi.java :
public class Hi {
private static void main(String[] args)
{
System.out.println("Hi Bo ");
}
}
Runtime error main method not public.
 
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Runtime error main method not public.


Did you read my post ?
 
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Quoted by Sri Ram

protected and private access modifiers cannot be applied to any class.

You can certainly have a private class. It has to be set up as an inner class, but private inner classes work nicely.
 
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sir what is the use of making "public static void main " as a " private static void main
 
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we should not declare any class so,it would not be meaning full
 
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Originally posted by varungoyal goyal:
sir what is the use of making "public static void main " as a " private static void main



If you make any method private and static, it can only be called from within its class. One use might be a method that you don't want to be generally available, but you do want to call from another public static method.
There is nothing to stop you naming this method main. You just won't be able to use it as an entry point to your program.
 
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