To restrict the scope of a class, constructor, variable, method, or data member, we use access modifiers. There are mainly four types of access modifiers available –
- Default – It is set by default when no access modifier is specified. In other words, no one can access it from outside the package.
- Public – It allows anyone to access the members of the class(on which access specifier is set) from anywhere.
- Private – It limits its access within the class(on which access specifier is set). In other words, no one can access it from outside the class.
- Protected – It limits its access within the class and from the class that inherits it.
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