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Thread: Java Colors

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    Just a simple question, I was wondering why Java includes both Color.black and Color.BLACK


    There's 0 difference between the two, why is one all caps and the other is not

    black

    public static final Color black
    The color black. In the default sRGB space.
    BLACK

    public static final Color BLACK
    The color black. In the default sRGB space.
    Color (Java 2 Platform SE v1.4.2) - Quoted from here


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    Default Re: Java Colors

    Since I am not the author of that class I have no idea.

    {stab in the dark}
    The BLACK variable was introduced in version 1.4, while the black variable was in the original class. Standard naming conventions have final (constant) variable names in all uppercase. That would be why they were introduced in a later version. But they could not remove the lowercase variables for backward compatibility reasons.
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