Italic is used for:
Typewriter Font is used for:
To sort out the potential for confusion between different versions, I use the following dingbats throughout the book:
Identifies a method, variable, or constant that is new in Java 1.1.
Identifies a method from Java 1.0 that has been deprecated. Deprecated methods are available for compatibility but may disappear in a future release. These methods are tagged with the @deprecated flag, which causes the Java 1.1 compiler to display a warning message if you use them.