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package java.lang;

/**
 
* A class implements the <code>Cloneable</code> interface to
 
* indicate to the {@link java.lang.Object#clone()} method that it
 
* is legal for that method to make a
 
* field-for-field copy of instances of that class.
 
* <p>
 
* Invoking Object's clone method on an instance that does not implement the
 
* <code>Cloneable</code> interface results in the exception
 
* <code>CloneNotSupportedException</code> being thrown.
 
* <p>
 
* By convention, classes that implement this interface should override
 
* <tt>Object.clone</tt> (which is protected) with a public method.
 
* See {@link java.lang.Object#clone()} for details on overriding this
 
* method.
 
* <p>
 
* Note that this interface does <i>not</i> contain the <tt>clone</tt> method.
 
* Therefore, it is not possible to clone an object merely by virtue of the
 
* fact that it implements this interface.
  
Even if the clone method is invoked
 
* reflectively, there is no guarantee that it will succeed.
 
*
 
* @author
  
unascribed
 
* @see
     
java.lang.CloneNotSupportedException
 
* @see
     
java.lang.Object#clone()
 
* @since
   
JDK1.0
 
*/

public interface Cloneable {
}