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Posted by Suresh Kumar.R on June 20, 2000 at 8:38 AM

It is working because it is not extented or implemented to any other class/classes.
private/protected class is used for deny the access for the methods/constructers/variables in that particular class from/to any other classes.
Those classes will not work if the polymorphism or inheritence is properly handled in the program.

> I can compile and run the following code. How? Note that instead
> PUBLIC static void main I've used PRIVATE static void main.
> In books it is givn that it main be public inorder for the
> JVM to access it. Even if i make it PROTECTED it works

> public class Test{
> private static void main(String s[])
> {
> System.out.println("test");
> }
> }


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