Java Language SpecificationThird Edition
The Java Language Specification, Third Edition, was the official, authoritative specification of the Java programming language. It was published in January 2005 and follows the Second Edition of the JLS.
It specifies the Java programming language as implemented in J2SE 5.0.
This Third Edition goes beyond the Second Edition of the JLS by specifying features like:
- asserts (introduced in J2SE 1.4 in 2002)
- autoboxing and unboxing
- enum types
- foreach loops
- variable arity methods
- static imports
All but asserts were introduced in J2SE 5.0 in 2004.
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