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Why cant we have identifiers starting with number in java ?
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Aug 01, 2009 12:21:57
Why cant we have identifiers starting with number in
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Aug 01, 2009 15:38:27
The simple answer: because that's how the language was designed. Another simple answer: because no other programming language allows it.
A better answer: probably because this way, it's easier for the parser to identify whether or not something is a number or not.
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