How This Book Is Organized

Two writing principles have been taken as a guide in this book:

Image Avoid backward references, causing mental jumps for the readers. In other words, this book tells you the story of how various language features are built on top of each other, starting from primitive constructs such as expressions and statements. Sometimes making a little jump is unavoidable due to the historical evolution the language has undergone. In such a case, I present you with the basics of the feature in question and refer to a later chapter for in-depth coverage.

Samples of technologies are interspersed with the coverage of language features ...

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