2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2010 6:15 AM by 843810 RSS

    opcode - 186  (oxBA) not used for "historical reasons"

    843810
      186 (oxBA)-Java opcode which was not used in the first Java virtual machine, for historical reasons.

      So i've been trying to find out why this opcode isn't being used. I mean the opcode was already missing from the first release of the JVM. What kind of "historical reasons could there have been to ommit it from usage?

      There really isn't a clear cut answer to be found on the internet (well google). Does anyone here know?