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sam mathew
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Joined: Dec 15, 2000
Posts: 13
I would like to know whether true, false and null are keywords.
As per http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/html/3.doc.html#229308,
(which is a sunsite), these three words are not listed as keywords..
Gerry Timmermans
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 15, 2000
Posts: 10
According to Brogden's "Java 2 Sun Certified Java Programmer" exam prep true, false & null are java reserved words. It classifies them as special literal values but they're listed in the same table with all the other java keywords.
Gerry
bill bozeman
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Joined: Jun 30, 2000
Posts: 1070
They are reserved words, but not keywords.
Ash Rai
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Joined: Dec 15, 2000
Posts: 34
Hi!
So finally what is to be done when we are asked to select keywords from a list?
1. http://enthuware.com/jqplus/FAJQuestions.html
says that even though they are not keywords we should select them!!
2.RHE says they are keywords.
3.SUN site does not.
4.Khalid Mughal says they are reserved literals!!
I am really confused!!
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
Have you looked at the FAQ? www.javaranch.com/certfaq.jsp


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