What happened to the private protected modifier?

John Zukowski

This was accidently added to to the Java 1.0.2 version and removed from subsequent releases. It had the same behavior of the protected modifier in C++, keeping access to subclasses, but not package members. It didn't fall into the nice progression of adding access, going from private to default to protected to public, as it was more like going from private to private protected to public - bypassing default all together.