Java Language Specification

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The Java Language Specification

Version 1.0

James Gosling
Bill Joy
Guy Steele

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said,
in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I
choose it to mean—neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you
can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty,
"which is to be masterthat's all."

—Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass