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Java™ for COBOL Programmers, Third Edition by John C. Byrne

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6 Java Syntax

Until now, I have concentrated on the object-oriented concepts instead of the Java syntax. I have already introduced some of Java’s syntax by way of previous examples. This section will present a more complete definition of Java’s syntax.

Java’s syntax was deliberately based on C++, which was in turn based on C. Therefore, COBOL programmers sometimes have a harder time understanding Java’s syntax than do C and C++ programmers. Harder is not the same as impossible, however, so I expect you to follow along.

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