can anyone please explain the difference between keywords and reserved words and also please give the list of reserved words in java.
Joined: Feb 07, 2002
The reserved words include some words that are not yet keywords but a possible need for them to be keywords (prob. because they are keywords in some other languages) is anticapated and so guarded against by reserving them from the get-go. They can be found here: http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll/jatutorx.htm
Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Hai Friend, I got the differnece between reserved words and key words ,but sorry to say that in the link given by you,the list of java reserved words includes most of java's keywords like abstarct etc. can anyone please give the list of only java's reserved words?
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
hi, Keywords are special reserved words in java. There are 48 reserved keywords in the java language. These keywords cannot be used as names for a variable,class or method. In addition to these 48 reserved keywords java also reserves : true, false and null. These also may not be used for names of variables, classes. Any book on Java that you refer to will enumerate these reserved keywords. Hope it is clear. Keyword: one of abstract default if private this boolean do implements protected throw break double import public throws byte else instanceof return transient case extends int short try catch final interface static void char finally long strictfp volatile class float native super while const for new switch continue goto package synchronized The keywords const and goto are reserved, even though they are not currently used. This may allow a Java compiler to produce better error messages if these C++ keywords incorrectly appear in programs. While true and false might appear to be keywords, they are technically Boolean literals (�3.10.3). Similarly, while null might appear to be a keyword, it is technically the null literal abstract default if private throw boolean do implements protected throws break double import public transient byte else instanceof return try case extends int short void catch final interface static volatile char finally long super while class float native switch const for new synchronized continue goto package this these r the reserved words of java. may this help for u. bhramaresh