why this is valid? float f= \u0038 I thought the right way should be float f= 'u0038' the explanation is that \u0038 is unicode for nbr 8. what does that mean?
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You can read more about Unicode in the JLS, §3.10.4 Character Literals. In short, Unicode format encapsulates all characters in the World, unlike ASCII. When you compile a Java program, Unicode characters are translated very early in the process. Therefore, when it actually came time to compile that code, the compiler would see the line:
This is obviously valid. Of course, had we put tick marks around it, we would have ended up with this:
This is also legal, but it's also quite different. The number 8 and the character value of the number 8 are not one in the same. I hope that helps, Corey [ June 06, 2002: Message edited by: Corey McGlone ]