keyword in package name.

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Mon Oct 20 01:36:08 CEST 2008


In message
<ecf20529-c99f-4a2d-95f0-289aeaa2c048 at s9g2000prm.googlegroups.com>,
Abhishek Mishra wrote:

> I have the habit of using domain names (of either the application or
> company) in reverse in package names.
> 
> for e.g. com.spam.app1
> 
> I've recently started a project for an indian domain (tld = .in),
> which leads to a package name like
> 
> in.spam.app1
> 
> This causes a syntax error, as "in" is a keyword.

The problem is that domain names aren't obliged to conform to any
programming language syntax. So using them directly in identifiers is
asking for trouble anyway. Best to avoid it.



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