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C++ Inheritance

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1) Say I have a class:
class SpecificObject : public Object{};
What does that access modifier on Object mean? I understand public, private, and protected, but I'm not sure what that does to the inherited class Object. I can't have made all of Objects members and methods public. Is it kind of like a permissions overlap, so that if I inherited Object as protected, all of its public and protected members would be protected, and all of its private members would remain private? Also: 2) The private access modifier denies access to members through classes that are derived, and protected does allow access. That's the only consideration for access level when doing inheritance, right?

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