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hfs chap-8 qno-7 doubt

avi sinha
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Joined: Mar 15, 2009
Posts: 453

hello everybody

in the question one option is
${foo["5"] is valid syntax if foo is a Map
which is given correct.

i know that we can write an attribute name which doesn't follow the java rules for naming an identifier with double quotes inside [ ] while using EL i.e. will be valid

but can "5" be a key for a map ??? as it doesn't follow the java rules (can't start with a digit )
or am i missing some point here ??

avi sinha

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Ankit Garg

Joined: Aug 03, 2008
Posts: 9339

Well you can always put a "5" as a key in a map, "5" is after all a string, even you can have 5 as a key in a map as the compiler will autobox it into Integer. A key in the map needs to be an object whether String "5" or Integer 5 or anything else...

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avi sinha
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Joined: Mar 15, 2009
Posts: 453

oops what was i doing ???

well i think i need a break.actually my exams are going on and a lot of cryptography , industrial management , distributed computing .... they are just playing cricket inside my mind.
unable to think properly
anyways thanks alot ankit

avi sinha
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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