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const keyword in Java

 
Kaarthick Ramamoorthy
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Hi to all,

Why const keyword has been reserved in Java?. What is the purpose of reserving it?.
 
Praveen Babu
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From JLS,

The keywords const and goto are reserved, even though they are not currently used. This may allow a Java compiler to produce better error messages if these C++ keywords incorrectly appear in programs.
 
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