Tom Sawyer wrote:
> so were talking about instance variables being private? ugh, i'm
> confused (sorry i didn't catch the whole of this thread) arn't instance
> variable always private? you can only access them through accessor
> methods. i'm missing somthing here.

They are object private, but not class private. (Puritans and C++
programmers would say they are "protected", since the subclass can reach
them.)

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