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OCA Book: protected access modifier

 
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Hello,

So I have the following classes:



And the following code:


When I try to compile, the compiler complains that protectedInt is protected in class Grandpa.

But I'm trying to understand why - Dad is the superclass of Son.
 
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I think it's because the variable s is typed as Son, and that class has no concept of what protectedInt is.

Hmm, on trying this, I don't get any errors.
 
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The code you posted isn't the same as the code you tried. It is missing package names, imports and a semi-colon. Changing your code to something that compiles.







Now, how is this different than what you tried?
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:The code you posted isn't the same as the code you tried.



Yeah, I made a mistake somewhere before.
 
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Knute Snortum wrote:[strike]Yeah, my bad

 
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