Keywords

   

Java™ 2 Primer Plus
By Steven Haines, Steve Potts

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Chapter 2.  Keywords, Data Types, and Variables


Keywords are the words in a program that offer specific instructions to the Java compiler. These words cannot be used as variable names because their presence in your Java program have very distinct meanings and can be thought of as placeholders for specific Java functionality.

The Java keywords are

abstract

boolean

break

byte

case

catch

char

class

const

continue

default

do

double

else

extends

false

final

finally

float

for

goto

if

implements

import

instanceof

int

interface

long

native

new

null

package

private

protected

public

return

short

static

super

switch

synchronized

this

throw

throws

transient

true

try

void

volatile

while

Each of these keywords will be discussed in detail as you read through this and the following chapters. For now pay particular attention so that you don't use any of these words as names for your variables.


       
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    Java 2 Primer Plus
    Java 2 Primer Plus
    ISBN: 0672324156
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2001
    Pages: 332

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