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Reserved Keywords

Ramakrishna Gummadi

Joined: Jun 29, 2011
Posts: 16
Hello friends tell me Java reserved keywords... ex- delete - (it not a keyword but it is a reserved keyword for future use).
So i want to know what are the reserved keywords are there currently...

Thanks in advance..
Piyush Joshi
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Joined: Jun 10, 2011
Posts: 207

Whenever you have a question about the grammar and rules etc. of Java there is one of the most important source of information : Java Language Specification.

Search for "keywords" in JLS and you will get everything you want to know about them: Keywords in Java

edit: Btw delete is not a keyword!

Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19908

Nor is it reserved for future use. And it will never be, because that would break several methods in the existing API (File.delete() for instance). It's a keyword in C++ used for cleaning up objects, something that's not necessary in Java because of garbage collection.

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