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karthika gkumar

Joined: Apr 15, 2008
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java is case sensitive. but while representing hexadecimal numbers both upper case and lower case letters allowed. how it is possible?
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Are you going to say you think it should be programmed to accept only 0xffff or 0XFFFF and not both?
You can program a lexer to be case sensitive or case insensitive, or even to change case. So you can have OxFfFf, just as you can declare a float literal as 12.345f or 12.345F.
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