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The Java Programming Language Compiler - javac

The Java programming language compiler, javac, reads source files written in the Java programming language, and compiles them into bytecode class files.  Optionally, the compiler can also process annotations found in source and class files using the Pluggable Annotation Processing API.  The compiler is a command line tool but can also be invoked using the Java Compiler API.
The compiler accepts source code defined by the Java Language Specification (JLS) and produces class files defined by the Java Virtual Machine Specification (JVMS).

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