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Keywords and Reserved words

 
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Which are java keywords
NULL //false
null ??
main ??
extends //true
 
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Only extends is a java keyword.
 
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null is also a reserved word.
 
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null is given as a reserved word
where as main is not a keyword
so should i include null when they ask ques like this???
 
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Yes, you should include null.
 
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refer to this page from Sun's tutorial http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/java/nutsandbolts/_keywords.html
goto - Keyword
const - Keyword
strictfp - Keyword
null/true/false - NOT keywords
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[This message has been edited by maha anna (edited February 21, 2000).]
 
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And the exam also says that inner classes can be static. But they cannot as per the spec.
Sun is not consistent. If you don't mark null as a Java keyword, you will get the question wrong.
 
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I see you've argued this point in several posts. You are saying even though Sun mentions specifically that keywords are a subset of the reserved words (as are the special literals null, true and false) in both the jls http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/html/3.doc.html#229308
and the nuts&bots tutorial as well as many books, the exam expects the test taker to think keywords and reserved words are the same? They may all not be usable as variable names but they are distinctly different. Would it be correct to say that you believe the test is wrong?
 
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