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    muni bhaskar is offline Member
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    Default why classes cannot be private and protected

    I am new to java . I am wondering why we cannot use private and protected classes. is it something related to access modifiers rule. when should i use override annotation and what is the importance of override annotations

    thanks in advance,


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    Tolls is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: why classes cannot be private and protected

    What do you mean by "private and protected classes"?
    I can declare a class private or protected, it's perfectly legal.

    As for @Override, it lets the compiler warn you that you made a typo:
    Java Code:
    public String ToString() {
        return "some string";
    The above would be a compilation error. Without @Override you wouldn't know you had an issue until runtime, and possibly not for a while.
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