I think it was here on Medium that I saw an article with a clickbait title to the effect of “Protected access always bad! Never use it!”

Reading the article, a different impression emerges: protected access has its uses, but most of the time, public, private or package private access make more sense. Maybe modules make protected even less necessary.

Still, I do think protected is more useful than, say, strictfp.

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