Preface to the Second Edition

This Second Edition of The Java Virtual Machine Specification brings the specification of the Java Virtual Machine up to date with the Java 2 platform v1.2. It also includes many corrections and clarifications that update the presentation of the specification without changing the logical specification itself. We have attempted to correct typos and errata (hopefully without introducing new ones) and to add more detail to the specification where it was vague or ambiguous. In particular, we corrected a number of inconsistencies between the First Editions of The Java Virtual Machine Specification and The Java Language Specification.

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