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Mike Shn
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Joined: May 26, 2001
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What is semantics in Java? As I understand for example: public , private, int, double are semantcs.. Right?
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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The symantics of a language is the proper structure of the language.

1. The study or science of meaning in language.
2. The study of relationships between signs and symbols and what they represent.
3. The meaning or the interpretation of a word, sentence, or other language form: We're basically agreed; let's not quibble over semantics.

And if you were looking for examples of symantical errors, just listen to Gee Dubwa for a couple of minutes.
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Rob Ross

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
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I'm not really sure what you are asking, but public , private, int, double are examples of keywords/reserved words in java.

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