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Reserved words and Keywords

 
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Hi,
I would like to know exactly how is different between reserved words and keywords.
Thx.
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keywords ARE reserved words which you cannot use as an identifier within your program...
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true,false &null are reserved words but not keywords.
 
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The Java programming language sets aside words as keywords - these words are reserved by the language itself and therefore are not available as names for variables or
methods.
 
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And one more thing, all the reserved words cant be keywords. goto is a reserved word but not a keyword.
Anil

[This message has been edited by Anil Vupputuri (edited October 11, 2001).]
 
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See JLS �3.9


The following character sequences, formed from ASCII letters, are reserved for use as keywords and cannot be used as identifiers


true and false are boolean literals and null is a null literal. They cannot be used as identifiers.
Anil, goto is a keyword although it is not implemented in the language. Same for const.
Hope that helps.
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[This message has been edited by Jane Griscti (edited October 11, 2001).]
 
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ashwin020,
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