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There is not a Java SE 6.0 Specification, isn't it?

Ernesto Arroyo

Joined: Mar 06, 2011
Posts: 11

Hi all,

Reviewing the JA SE Specifications I found that there is a JSE7 spec. and JSE5 spec. but not JSE6 specification.

Also, the diffs are between JSE7 and JSE5,...
So, is a little stupid question for my "supposed" level but, in JSE6 there were not any change in "the language",... am I right?

I post here because I was looking the differences and new things in JSE7,...

PD: I will google anyway this question and auto-reply me if find the answer )
Jesper de Jong
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There were no changes in the Java language itself between Java 5 and 6, so a new language specification was not necessary.

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William P O'Sullivan
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Mike Simmons
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I'm not sure what point you're trying to make, William. But in case you think that link contradicts what Jesper just wrote, it doesn't. Jesper is talking about changes to the Java language, which is what the Java Language Specification would cover. The changes you see listed are changes to the libraries or to the JVM, but none of them affect the languages rules from the previous JLS.
I agree. Here's the link:
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