The Almanac format presents all classes and interfaces in alphabetic order. Each class displays a list of its members in alphabetic order, mixing fields, methods, and constructors together.
The Almanac format used in this book is modeled after the style introduced by Patrick Chan in his excellent book, JavaTM Developers Almanac.
The name of the class or interface. If the name refers to an interface, its name is printed in italics.
The name of the package containing the class or interface.
The inheritance chain of superclasses. A class is a subclass of the one above it. Inheritance hierarchies for interfaces are not displayed, because ...