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What are the restrictions which private and protected constructor have?

Like Can we craete the instance of this class from anywhwre if the enclosing class is public or have default access?

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If you mark a constructor as private, then you can create instances of the class only inside that class and no other class can extend from it.

If you mark a constructor as protected, then you can create instances of that class in it's own package but you can extend that class from any package...
 
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Originally posted by Ankit Garg:

If you mark a constructor as protected, then you can create instances of that class in it's own package but you can extend that class from any package...



Little correction to what you wrote.
If you mark a constructor as protected, then you can create instances of that class in it's own package and also in its sub classes in any package
but you cannot create that class from any other package.
 
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