A Java Syntax Quirk

Posted in Java by Dan on August 24th, 2008

This little trick is shamelessly stolen from Daniele Futtorovic’s post on comp.lang.java.programmer.

This is legal, compilable Java:

public class Oddity
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        http://blog.uncommons.org
        System.out.println("Why is the URL allowed above?");
    }
}

Why doesn’t the URL being in there upset the compiler? ┬áIf you’re not sure why it’s valid, click “show” for a spoiler.

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