Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Java Separators

Separators in Java

Separators used in Java Programming Lanuage

Separators help define the structure of a program. The separators used in HelloWorld are parentheses, ( ), braces, { }, the period, ., and the semicolon, ;. The table lists the six Java separators (nine if you count opening and closing separators as two). Following are the some characters which are generally used as the separators in Java.

Separator
Name
Use
.
Period
It is used to separate the package name from sub-package name & class name. It is also used to separate variable or method from its object or instance.
,
Comma
It is used to separate the consecutive parameters in the method definition. It is also used to separate the consecutive variables of same type while declaration.
;
Semicolon
It is used to terminate the statement in Java.
()
Parenthesis
This holds the list of parameters in method definition. Also used in control statements & type casting.
{}
Braces
This is used to define the block/scope of code, class, methods.
[]
Brackets
It is used in array declaration.
Separators in Java

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