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Can someone explain the difference between a Keyword and a reserved word??
 
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hi,
A keyword is a specially assigned word which can be used in programming like if,while,etc. whereas a reserved word is a keyword which is kept reserved so that it cannot be used during normal programming like goto,strictfp,widefp,etc.
Dont worry the exam only asks u to find which are java keywords i.e. java keywords and java reserved words.
hope this helps,
sushant.
 
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Java unitll know has 48 words which are reserved for
the usage in the language syntax which are referred to has
keywords and hence u cant use them as user defined variables.
Java has some keywords which are untill now not used as
keywords that is they r reserved for future use.
They r referred to as reserved words.
hence reserved words r java keywords for future reference.
-mohan
 
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