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Query on Overriding

 
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When a method is overrided there is a restriction that the method in the sub class cannot be more restrictive than the original.

public void print() {} cannot be overrided to
protected void print() {}

But what about the default access specifier i.e "void print() {}" ?
 
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Hi,

Default is more restrictive then protected and less then private.
 
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So the it's like this

private --> default ---> protected --> public
 
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I assume the arrow (-->) means "is more restrictive than". If so, then you are correct.

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[ February 24, 2005: Message edited by: Layne Lund ]
 
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