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Preface to the Java SE 7 Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1.1 A Bit of History
1.2 The Java Virtual Machine
1.3 Summary of Chapters
2 The Structure of the Java Virtual Machine
2.1 The class File Format
2.2 Data Types
2.3 Primitive Types and Values
2.3.1 Integral Types and Values
2.3.2 Floating-Point Types, Value Sets, and Values
2.3.3 The returnAddress Type and Values
2.3.4 The boolean Type
2.4 Reference Types and Values
2.5 Run-Time Data Areas
2.5.1 The pc Register
2.5.2 Java Virtual Machine Stacks
2.5.4 Method Area
2.5.5 Run-Time Constant Pool
2.5.6 Native Method Stacks
2.6.1 Local Variables
2.6.2 Operand Stacks
2.6.3 Dynamic Linking
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