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

Operand Stack

..., value1, value2

..., value3


A longer description detailing constraints on operand stack contents or constant pool entries, the operation performed, the type of the results, etc.

Linking Exceptions

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 ...

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