Separators in Java


In Java, there are a few characters that are used as separators. The most commonly used
separator in Java is the semicolon. As you have seen, it is used to terminate statements.

The separators are shown in the following table:

()ParenthesesUsed to contain lists of parameters in method definition and invocation.Also used for defining precedence in expressions, containing expressions in control statements, and surrounding cast types.
{}BracesUsed to contain the values of automatically initialized arrays. Also used to define a block of code, for classes, methods, and local scopes.
[]BracketsUsed to declare array types. Also used when dereferencing array values.
;SemicolonTerminates statements.
,CommaSeparates consecutive identifiers in a variable declaration. Also used to chain statements together inside a for statement.
.PeriodUsed to separate package names from subpackages and classes. Also used to separate a variable or method from a reference variable.