This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
never mind, I read the post from the summary box and it made it seem everything was on one line. hehe that'll teach me to re-read sections of code first before replying [ October 20, 2003: Message edited by: Phil Chuang ]
Translation of Unicode escapes is done first, before any parsing is done, so that a bad Unicode escape sequence is an error even in a comment. See sections 3.1 - 3.3 of the Java Language Specification.