Yes, we can declare a class as protected but these classes can be only inner or nested classes. We can’t a top-level class as protected because declaring top class as protected will mean that it is accessible to the current package as well as sub packages. Now there’s no concept of sub packages in Java.
Java interview questions on access modifiers
- what are access modifiers in java?
- What are different types of access modifiers in java?
- What are non access modifiers in java?
- Can we use abstract and final both with a method?
- Can abstract class have final methods in java?
- Can we declare a class as private in java?
- Can we declare an abstract method as private?
- Can we declare a class as protected in java?