@Supported design issues

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Fri Feb 22 23:42:11 UTC 2013

One more thought.  @Supported has RUNTIME retention, and it will be
inevitable that some people will check the annotation at runtime.  As a
practical matter, once the annotation is added, it will never be removed
(or removed only if the corresponding API is itself removed), (for fear of
breaking someone), including by third parties like IcedTea.

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