public interface AnnotationProcessor
An annotation processor, used to examine and process the
annotations of program elements. An annotation processor may,
for example, create new source files and XML documents to be used
in conjunction with the original code.
An annotation processor is constructed by a
factory, which provides it with an
encapsulates the state it needs.
Messages regarding warnings and errors encountered during processing
should be directed to the environment's
and new files may be created using the environment's
Each annotation processor is created to process annotations
of a particular annotation type or set of annotation types.
It may use its environment to find the program elements with
annotations of those types. It may freely examine any other program
elements in the course of its processing.
Process all program elements supported by this annotation processor.
- Process all program elements supported by this annotation processor.
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