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new in java, and wonders what the difference is between having a private class inside another class and a public/static or just class outside of the other class?

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  1. anonymous
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    classes make a program more understandable by breaking a huge script into seperate parts thereby making it more maintainable and faster to modify, upgrade, rebuild. generally ......depending on your language a public class is accessible by other classes and a private/static class isn't the same holds true for variables with the exception of a global variable.......please take this with a grain of salt I don't have time to write a book.

  2. anonymous
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    maybe i should specify: really i just mean what happens if i have class{.....class{}} instead of class{} class{}. i have a linked list and what is different from writing the node inside instead of outside the class.

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