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Posted By:   navneetha_mohan
Posted On:   Saturday, July 21, 2001 03:25 AM

what is jvm?where is the jvm situated?what is the purpose of jvm?

Re: jvm details

Posted By:   Luigi_Viggiano  
Posted On:   Saturday, July 21, 2001 05:54 PM

From JVM spec:

The Java virtual machine is the cornerstone of the Java and Java 2 platforms. It is the component of the technology responsible for its hardware- and operating system- independence, the small size of its compiled code, and its ability to protect users from malicious programs.

The Java virtual machine is an abstract computing machine. Like a real computing machine, it has an instruction set and manipulates various memory areas at run time.


The Java virtual machine knows nothing of the Java programming language, only of a particular binary format, the class file format. A class file contains Java virtual machine instructions (or bytecodes) and a symbol table, as well as other ancillary information.

You can check "The JavaTM Virtual Machine Specification
Second Edition"
for any detail.

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