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protected and package/default access

 
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What is the major difference between protected and package/default access specifiers, someone should help me please.
 
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protected is less restrictive than the default and allows visibility to subclasses outside the package of the superclass. Default only allows access to subclasses within the same package as the superclass.
 
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Protected works between packages and default works only in the same package.
this is the simplest explanation I can think of.
 
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When I studied Java for the exam, I used a book which called the default accessor "package private". this name really tells a lot... ;-)

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