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Method to find reserved words

Tom Diamond
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 98
Is there a method in the Java API that indicates wether a string given as parameter is a reserved word or not? (reserved word aka 'public', 'void', etc.).
omar khan
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Joined: Feb 01, 2001
Posts: 183
I do not think it exists.
Never heard of.
Anyway to write one should be straightforward.
Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
I agree with Omar. The HashSet class seems ideal for this. Here's a list of keywords for you.

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Steve Loughran
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Joined: Aug 06, 2002
Posts: 37
The code to do this is in apache tomcat and then in ant; it is there to rename JSP pages.

the code to compare this is simply

for performance, a hash table would be better.
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