Chapter 17. Understanding and Tweaking Bytecode

 

“Every solution breeds new problems.”

 
 --Murphy's Fifth Corollary

Bytecode Fundamentals

Chapter 2, ”Decompiling Classes,” presented a brief overview of bytecode and the purpose it serves in Java. As you undoubtedly know, the bytecode is the intermediate step between the source code and the machine code, which enables cross-platform execution of the Java programs. The bytecode is defined by the Java Virtual Machine Specification ( ...

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