changeset 5096:99b91217370d

7151008: Add library support for repeating annotations in java.lang.annotation Reviewed-by: mcimadamore, jjg
author darcy
date Thu, 08 Mar 2012 08:04:52 -0800
parents 901558acdc3a
children dda3940175c0
files src/share/classes/java/lang/annotation/ContainerAnnotation.java
diffstat 1 files changed, 46 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) [+]
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+/*
+ * Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
+ *
+ * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
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+ *
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+ */
+
+package java.lang.annotation;
+
+/**
+ * A meta-annotation to indicate which annotation type should be used
+ * as a container for repeated values of the annotation type modified
+ * by the {@code ContainerAnnotation} annotation.
+ *
+ * @since 1.8
+ * @jls 9.6 Annotation Types
+ * @jls 9.7 Annotations
+ */
+@Documented
+@Retention(RetentionPolicy.RUNTIME)
+@Target(ElementType.ANNOTATION_TYPE)
+public @interface ContainerAnnotation {
+    /**
+     * The annotation type to use to store repeated values of another
+     * annotation.
+     */
+    Class<? extends Annotation> value();
+}