Monday 13 July 2009

Java language specification makes for interesting reading

As a different approach to preparing for the latest round of interviews, I've been reading snippets of the Java Language Specification. After a decade of programming in Java, I was surprised to come across a keyword that I didn't recognise, strictfp.

Evidently it's been there since version 1.2, but I guess back then I was more interested in developing Swing components and troubleshooting garbage collection issues from not tidying up those components' listeners etc.

The old expression is still valid, you do learn something new every day.

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