Peter, your tip is interesting too... but it's kinda difficult decision for me to tear the book into pieces and make several small parts..
How would you say your book deals with this? [trading off simplicity for comprehensiveness]
how can I get rid of the Thousands-separator in a Long data type object?
I have looked all over NumberFormat, and can not find a function to accomplish this.
0181 --> 1220
the first two digits represent the month
and the second two digits represent the year.
how I can store a number such as 0299 within an integer?
Do you think accessing static field, using "this" variable or an instance of the class should be made illegal? So that the possibility to mislead the reader of the code would be low.
Also, I had thought a clone was a copy, but from what I've read, I'm now starting to think it's a copy but one that shares the same memory address as the obj being cloned. Is that correct?
Could you clarify a bit the reason(if there is) why you didn't try to cover all static data, static methods, static blocks and static classes into chapter-6, which is titiled as Static, Final and Enumeration Types?
Do you have any other name that should be used rather than the name "static"? I just would like to know your personal opinion on its name...
by Sun Microsystems Press as in the cover of the book on the book's home page at Sun site
by Pearson Education as in the Product Details section of the book's home page at Amazon site
by Prentice Hall as in your message above