One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A word in a programming language which has a fixed meaning and cannot be redefined by the programmer.
- ‘Well, in addition to scanning for offensive strings, some names contain reserved words, or keywords goes the theory.’
- ‘The Court pointed out that the reserved words themselves in many, but not all, cases were suggestive of their operational function.’
- ‘‘Non standard features cause problems,’ he said. ‘Users might use reserved words.’’
- ‘If we don't want this behavior, we can make a variable local to a function by preceding it with the reserved word typeset.’
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