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Is this a legal identifier?

 
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int e#;


Is this a legal java identifier? if not why?
 
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# does not come under the permissible identifier part. Check using Character.isJavaIdentifierPart('#') which will return false. For more information refer:

"Naming" section: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/java/nutsandbolts/variables.html

"3.8 Identifier" section: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/second_edition/html/lexical.doc.html
 
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Why don't you try it out? It's very easy and you'll have the answer in less than a minute.

The compiler says:

C:\temp>javac Test.java
Test.java:3: illegal character: \35
int e#;
^
1 error
 
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