Variable Declaration syntax?

"Ravi" <>
3 Apr 2006 01:37:19 -0400

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From: "Ravi" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 3 Apr 2006 01:37:19 -0400
Keywords: syntax, question, comment
Posted-Date: 03 Apr 2006 01:37:19 EDT

Hi PPl,

I like to known why in most of the programming languages has a constran
like the first character of the variable declaration should not be any
special character,numbers,etc.

Is there any special reason ?

Thanks in Advance.

[The short answer is that if you allow arbitrary punctuation in names, you can't
tell the names from the punctuation. -John]

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