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Class Hierarchy Diagrams
by Charles L. Perkins and Michael Morrison
The diagrams in this appendix are class hierarchy diagrams for
the package Java and for
all the subpackages recursively below it in the Java 1.02 binary
Each page contains the class hierarchy for one package (or a subtree
of a particularly large package) with all its interfaces included.
Each class in this tree is shown attached to its superclasses,
even if they are on another page. A detailed key is located on
the first page of this appendix.
I supplemented the API documentation by looking through all the
source files to find all the (missing) package
classes and their relationships.
I've heard there are various programs that automatically lay out
hierarchies for you, but I did these the old-fashioned way. (In
other words, I earned it, as J.H. used to say). One nice
side effect is that these diagrams should be more readable than
a computer would produce, though you will have to live with my
aesthetic choices. I chose, for example, to attach lines through
the center of each class node, something that I think looks and
feels better overall but which, on occasion, can be a little confusing.
Follow lines through the center of the classes (not at the corners,
nor along any line not passing through the center) to connect
the dots mentally.
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