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//let



some points:
1.changes in variable "a" means state of an object changes.
2."a" is private so it is not inherited by B.

my Que. is : when "a" changes state of which object's gets changed actually...???as it is not a instance variable of B type,, and there is only one object on heap of B..


i m new to java so please try to help me to learn this language......

[Edit - added code tags - MB]
 
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a isn't visible by B, but it is inherited by B. The object that gets instantiated will contain an int member variable, and that gets changed.

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Kkush Garg
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you mean private members are inherited but not accessible by subclasses....???
 
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private variables are only accessible inside the class they are declared but Object of B is essentially Object of A and if A changed B automatically changed.
 
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Isn't it because the VM actually creates three objects on the heap that to certain extent live autonomous lifes ?
 
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Thanks to all......
 
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