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CHAPTER 18

Syntax


This chapter presents a grammar for the Java programming language.

The grammar presented piecemeal in the preceding chapters is much better for exposition, but it is not ideally suited as a basis for a parser. The grammar presented in this chapter is the basis for the reference implementation.

The grammar below uses the following BNF-style conventions:

18.1 The Grammar of the Java Programming Language


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