Java specifies that methods may not be overridden to be more private. For example, if you have a base class A and a derived class B declared like this:
the compiler will give you an error at line 6: "Cannot reduce the visibility of the inherited method from A"
posted 13 years ago
Thanks for the reply. I have one more doubt. If a method cannot be overriden to be more private. Then is the other way round works. That mean a protected method in super class can be defined in subclass as public method?
And the reason for this is Liskov's Substitution Principle: a subclass should be usable anywhere the superclass can be used. So if a client can access a method in the superclass, he should be able to access the same method in all subclasses, too.
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