Keywords in Alphabetical Order

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Keyword Reference Data

In the compiler source code is an index of all keywords including name, "reserved" indicator, area (such as statement or contracts) and description. You can find this in CobraWorkspace/Source/KeywordSpecs.cobra which you can view online.

Furthermore, there is a small utility program in CobraWorkspace/Supplements/keywords.cobra that gives programmatic access to this reference data without having to reference the rest of the compiler.

Keywords as Member Names

A method can have the same name as a keyword:

class A

    def print
        print .toString

    def main
        .print   # invoking a method whose name coincides with a keyword

The methods and properties of a class, struct or interface can use keywords as their names. For example, you can create a property called "lock" or a method called "branch". This is possible because in Cobra, properties and methods are always accessed through a dot (.) such as "", unless the member name starts with an underscore such "_foo" which can be invoked directly. Obviously a method that starts with an underscore will not coincide with any keyword above.

To Do

Like C#, Cobra has "virtual keywords" which are words that are only keywords in specific situations. We need to identify those.

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