6.4. Format of Instruction Descriptions
Java Virtual Machine instructions are represented in this chapter by entries of the form shown below, in alphabetical order and each beginning on a new page.
Short description of the instruction
mnemonic = opcode
..., value1, value2→
A longer description detailing constraints on operand stack contents or constant pool entries, the operation performed, the type of the results, etc.
If any linking exceptions may be thrown by the execution of this instruction, they are set off one to a line, in the order in which they ...