Re: JLS 3/e -- Lots Of Errors

Joshua Cranmer <Pidgeot18@verizon.invalid>
Sun, 06 Feb 2011 20:49:52 -0500
On 02/06/2011 08:32 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

If that???s the case, there should be a reference to where it???s
properly defined.

Did you read the introductory matter?

As noted above, this specification often refers to classes of the
Java and Java 2 platforms. In particular, some classes have a special
relationship with the Java programming language. Examples include
classes such as Object, Class, ClassLoader, String, Thread, and the
classes and interfaces in package java.lang.reflect, among others.
The language definition constrains the behavior of these classes and
interfaces, but this document does not provide a complete
specification for them. The reader is referred to other parts of the
Java platform specification for such detailed API specifications.

That reads to me as saying "We don't try to define the interface of
classes here, go read the Java API documentation."

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