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Is "false" a keyword in java

Yu Fei Xu
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Joined: Mar 15, 2006
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I don't know is "false" a keyword in java ,please help me!thranks
Dan Patterson
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Joined: Jan 27, 2005
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true, false, and null are not keywords but they are reserved words, so you cannot use them as names in your programs.
Kj Reddy
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false is not keyword, but its a reserved word.
Thibault Dangr�aux
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Joined: Dec 12, 2005
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Isn't it a litteral actually? With "false" representing the value "false"?
Jim Yingst
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Yes, it's a literal - and also reserved. Same for true and null.


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Tony Morris
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To draw an analogy, is 7 a keyword? No, it's an int literal.
By the same reasoning, false is not a keyword, but a boolean literal.


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