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Rupak Khurana
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What are octal escapes ? Is '\177' an octal escape ? How is it a valid character literal ?


SCJP 1.5<br />SCWCD 1.4
Barry Gaunt
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I would suggest reading JLS 3 sections 3.10.4 and 3.10.6. Using the syntax definitions found there you can verify whether '\177' is valid or not.


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