What is the difference between keywords, identifiers and literals in java ?

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 Q1. What is the difference between keywords, identifiers and literals in java ?Core Java
Ans. Keywords are the reserved words that have a pre defined meaning for the compiler and hence are restricted to be used as identifiers.

Identifiers are the name assigned to different programming constructs like classes, interfaces, methods , variables etc.

Literals are the values that are assigned to Identifiers.

For example

int count = 0;

in the above statement "int" is a keyword, "count" is an identifier and "0" is a literal

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