The protected keyword

Submitted by:Jhon Smith

Date added:15 December, 2011

Category:Java

Here shown Java code example - The protected keyword

Tags: protected keyword

Code Snippet:

// : c06:Orc.java
// The protected keyword.
// From 'Thinking in Java, 3rd ed.' (c) Bruce Eckel 2002


class Villain {
private String name;

protected void set(String nm) {
name = nm;
}

public Villain(String name) {
this.name = name;
}

public String toString() {
return "I'm a Villain and my name is " + name;
}
}

public class Orc extends Villain {
private int orcNumber;

public Orc(String name, int orcNumber) {
super(name);
this.orcNumber = orcNumber;
}

public void change(String name, int orcNumber) {
set(name); // Available because it's protected
this.orcNumber = orcNumber;
}

public String toString() {
return "Orc " + orcNumber + ": " + super.toString();
}

public static void main(String[] args) {
Orc orc = new Orc("Limburger", 12);
System.out.println(orc);
orc.change("Bob", 19);
System.out.println(orc);

}
} ///:~
 
 

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