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i found this mock question in Abilash's site...

Question 6.
An Interface can never be private or protected.

True
False

Answer Provided:
1.FALSE

But when i tried running such a case on my system, i got a compiler error stating " illegal modifier: only final and abstract are permitted"
Is this an errata question..??
 
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Hi

Radha Kamesh


Exactly correct the interface can not have the protected and private.

Which is defeatly empty or public.
 
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Hi

class gen
{
private interface Inter{}

String str="super";
}


It is running as well as compiling
 
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Gala, good

Try to with out class not in the class.

Check and tell me.
 
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Well Krishna, the question did not mention that the interface had to be a top-level interface (outside a class).

A top-level interface or class cannot be private or protected, but a nested interface or class can be.

So the general answer to the question is: true, an interface can be protected or private, if it is inside a class.
 
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