Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Separators in Java

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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