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why clone() and finalise() have protected access???

 
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Hi All,
Just a quick question,

1.The methods of Object Class clone() and finalise() have protected access whereas the others public. Any reason why??? I mean why not public for them too...
 
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Originally posted by kishore Kumar Sangam:
I mean why not public for them too...

Since they are not supposed to be called by everyone?
 
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Howdy ranchers,

protected means, that outside the package they can be overridden but not called directly

You cannot manually finalize an object that is not of the class own type (or subtype).
e.g :


Of course this would be the same without the override.


Yours,
Bu.
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