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.

mnemonic

Operation

Short description of the instruction

Format

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Forms

mnemonic = opcode

Operand Stack

..., value1, value2

..., value3

Description

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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