Provides library support for the Java programming language annotation facility.
|| Indicates that annotations with a type are to be documented by javadoc and similar tools by default.
|| Indicates that an annotation type is automatically inherited.
|| The annotation type
java.lang.annotation.Repeatable is used to indicate that the annotation type whose declaration it (meta-)annotates is repeatable.
|| Indicates how long annotations with the annotated type are to be retained.
|| Indicates the kinds of program element to which an annotation type is applicable.
|| The common interface extended by all annotation types.
|| Thrown to indicate that a program has attempted to access an element of an annotation whose type has changed after the annotation was compiled (or serialized).
|| Thrown to indicate that a program has attempted to access an element of an annotation type that was added to the annotation type definition after the annotation was compiled (or serialized).
|| Thrown when the annotation parser attempts to read an annotation from a class file and determines that the annotation is malformed.