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Hi,

I was going through following question from site
http://www.jchq.net/certkey/0102certkey.htm

Question 8)

What will happen when you attempt to compile and run this code?
private class Base{}
public class Vis{
transient int iVal;

public static void main(String elephant[]){
}
}

I have not understood the answer which says


Answer 8)1) Compile time error: Base cannot be private
A top level class such as base cannot be declared to be private.

we are not extending Base class right. Why still it complain.
please advise.
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The answer is already given. A top-level class must not be private, because private means visible only inside the class, and that class isn't inside a class to be visible to.
 
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A main class cannot be declared pirvate, only a nested class i.e. a class within a class can be declared as private.

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Gaurav
 
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