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A question about "main"

jeff yashero

Joined: Sep 24, 2003
Posts: 5
Excuse me, could you tell me why the word "main" is not in the keyword-list?
Tom Blough
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 263
It's not a keyword. You can create variables with the name main. You can create methods with the name main.
It's special only in that the Java Interpreter looks for a public method with the signature main(String[]) and begins execution there.

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