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Hi everyone, just a little noobish question: is there a difference between

and


And if there is, what it it? Is omitting the "public" keyword makes any difference to the availability of the method?
 
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The second one cannot be accessed from outside the package.
 
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Is it the same case for classes?


 
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emil gasanov wrote:Is it the same case for classes?




Yes. Classes can be declared without any access modifiers, the "default" access modifier means that this class will be visible only within current the package.
 
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emil gasanov wrote:Is it the same case for classes?



Yes it is. The only difference is with interfaces. If you omit access modifier in method signatures of interface, they are still all public.
 
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The topic Controlling Access to Members of a Class in Oracle's Java Tutorials explains exactly what the difference is between public, protected, private and no access modifier.
 
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