Pluggable Annotation Processing Updates
Most people aren’t going to create their own annotation processors. They’re more apt to use annotations created by others, like for JDBC queries. If you only use them, you don’t need to know anything in this chapter. If you need to process annotations, however, you need to know how the processing model has changed from J2SE 5.0 to Java SE 6.0. It’s not that different—just slightly—with classes moving between packages and slightly different interfaces. Use them with care, and don’t go overboard. Defining your own annotations really has not changed from J2SE 5.0.
Appendix A wraps up the book with information about acquiring the weekly releases.
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