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Terry Chia
Terry Chia
636 Points

Difference between public String and just String

Hi for the PezDispenser class, Craig uses public String getCharacterName which I don't understand why public is used because even when I removed public, I could still run Example.java and get the same result.

Also why can't we use String getcharacterName instead of getCharacterName? thanks.

1 Answer

I didnt watched the video but i can answer few of ur questions.

you want to use the keyword public in order to make this variable accessible outside the class, if u don’t use this keyword u won’t have access to this variable outside the class and u won’t be able to use it.