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    1   /*
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    4    * this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
    5    * The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
    6    * (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
    7    * the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
    8    * 
    9    *     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
   10    * 
   11    * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software 
   12    * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, 
   13    * WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. 
   14    * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and 
   15    * limitations under the License.
   16    */
   17   
   18   package org.apache.jdo.model.java;
   19   
   20   /**
   21    * A JavaMethod instance represents a method declared by a class. It allows
   22    * to get detailed information about the method such as name, modifiers,
   23    * return type, parameters, and the declaring class.
   24    * <p>
   25    * Different environments (runtime, enhancer, development) will have
   26    * different JavaMethod implementations to provide answers to the various
   27    * methods. 
   28    * 
   29    * @author Michael Bouschen
   30    * @version JDO 2.0
   31    */
   32   public interface JavaMethod extends JavaMember 
   33   {
   34       /**
   35        * Returns the JavaType representation of the method return type.
   36        * @return method return type.
   37        */
   38       public JavaType getReturnType();
   39   
   40       /**
   41        * Returns an array of JavaType instances that represent the formal
   42        * parameter types, in declaration order, of the method represented by
   43        * this JavaMethod instance.
   44        * @return the types of teh formal parameters.
   45        */
   46       public JavaType[] getParameterTypes();
   47   }

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