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Identifiers in Java

 
Franc Giovinazzo
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Hi all
my first post, so here goes ...
Most sources (including RHE) state that an identifier must begin with a letter, dollar sign ($) or an underscore(_).
I'm using the � (pound) sign and it works fine as follows.
int �anInt = 1;
I also believe that other currency symbols (I read this somewhere a long time ago) will work equally as well.
Can anyone explain this? If this question were to come up in the exam, how would you answer it?
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Welcome to Javaranch
Please see the following link which discusses that matter: http://www.javaranch.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=24&t=014967
You may also want to do a search in this forum since this topic has been brought up very often.
Finally, here is what the JLS says about that:
JLS 3.8 Identifiers
 
Franc Giovinazzo
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Thanks!!!
 
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