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Brackets in all (programming) languages

Almost all programming languages use brackets and there are many types of brackets. Learn their correct names in english, dutch and german to improve communication when discussing code.

Brackets are punctuation marks to isolate text segments. They come in pairs and the most common four look like (this) or <this> or [this] or {this}.

Brackets are also used in programming languages like C#, C++, Ruby and Python. Here is an overview of the four most used brackets with their translations in English, Dutch and German:

  English Dutch German
( ) parentheses, round brackets ronde haakjes runde Klammern
[ ] brackets or square brackets rechte haakjes eckige Klammern
<> chevrons or angle brackets punthaakjes, hoekankers Winkelklammern
{ } braces or curly brackets accolades geschweifte Klammern, Akkoladen
Written by Loek van den Ouweland on October 06, 2020. Questions regarding this artice? You can send them to the address below.
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