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Confusing interview question

navale_vs
navale_vs Member Posts: 4
edited Oct 15, 2019 5:24AM in Java Programming

So, I went in to a recruiter for a pre-interview, which included a couple of java coding questions.  I got the first one right, but found the second one to be rather nonsense--unless I'm just that behind on java syntax.

The question:

Given an object person with a field hair-style (yes, the hyphen is part of it), how do you get the value of hair-style?

I pointed out the syntax error then said that it would have to be either person.hair-style if scope allows or to use an accessor method if one is provided.  The recruiter read the correct answer as person[hair-style].  They did show me the text of the question in order to confirm its contents.

I have only worked in Java up to version 8.  Is the above some change that was introduced in a later version?  I have tried searching online for more information, but am clearly not using the correct search string.

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