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'clone()' method not 'public'

Reports clone() methods that are protected and not public.

When overriding the clone() method from java.lang.Object, it is expected to make the method public, so that it is accessible from non-subclasses outside the package.

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IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

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Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024