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Why a regular class cannot be protected.

 
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Hi, Why a regular class cannot be protected.
 
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Harikrishna Gorrepati wrote:Hi, Why a regular class cannot be protected.


You can use the same modifiers for inner classes that you use for other members of the outer class. For example, you can use the access specifiers — private, public, and protected — to restrict access to inner classes, just as you do to other class members.
 
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Hi Abimaran, I am not clear. I am referring basic helloworld class which cannot have protected access specifier. what is the reason.
 
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Harikrishna Gorrepati wrote:Hi Abimaran, I am not clear. I am referring basic helloworld class which cannot have protected access specifier. what is the reason.


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What is the use of assigning protected access to a top level class?? What purpose would it serve??
 
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So that super(Parent) class can be accessed in different packages



 
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Oh My Bad, I confused with the regular and the regular inner class. Sorry Harikrishna Gorrepati, I confused you.
 
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For this purpose, you can use/make the Parent class' Constructor as protected!
 
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