Indicates how long annotations with the annotated type are to
be retained. If no Retention annotation is present on
an annotation type declaration, the retention policy defaults to
A Retention meta-annotation has effect only if the meta-annotated type is used directly for annotation. It has no effect if the meta-annotated type is used as a member type in another annotation type.
Public Method Summary
Inherited Method Summary
|abstract Class<? extends Annotation>||
Returns the annotation type of this annotation.
Returns the hash code of this annotation, as defined below:
The hash code of an annotation is the sum of the hash codes
of its members (including those with default values), as defined
The hash code of an annotation member is (127 times the hash code
of the member-name as computed by
The hash code of a member-value depends on its type:
Returns a string representation of this annotation.