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what is "literal" means ?

Nakata kokuyo
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hi, can someone please tell what exactly means when the term "literal" use in programming world ..is that means of constant or string?
marc weber
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According to section 3.10 of the Java Language Specification, "A literal is the source code representation of a value of a primitive type (�4.2), the String type (�4.3.3), or the null type (�4.1)."

So basically, a literal is a specific value in the source code. For example, in the line int x = 10;, the "10" is an int literal. Or in the line System.out.println("abc");, the "abc" is a String literal.


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Nakata kokuyo
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thank you , marc weber
 
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