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Protected Class--> Error

 
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hi all,

Can anyone tell me why this class throws the following compilation error?

protected class Super
{
private int i=1;

public void show(int i)
{
System.out.println("i is " + i);
}
}
public class Sub extends Super
{

public static void main(String[] args)
{
Super s = new Super();
System.out.println("Hello World!");
s.show(2);
}
}

Error :

>javac Sub.java
Sub.java:11: modifier protected not allowed here
protected class Super
^
1 error
 
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A top class cannot be protected, neither private.
Only member classes can be.
 
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Outer classes can have default or public access specifiers only.
 
Rohini Balu
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Thanks a lot.
 
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