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package java.lang.reflect;

/**
 
* {@code GenericArrayType} represents an array type whose component
 
* type is either a parameterized type or a type variable.
 
* @since 1.5
 
*/

public interface GenericArrayType extends Type {
    
/**
     
* Returns a {@code Type} object representing the component type
     
* of this array. This method creates the component type of the
     
* array.
  
See the declaration of {@link
     
* java.lang.reflect.ParameterizedType ParameterizedType} for the
     
* semantics of the creation process for parameterized types and
     
* see {@link java.lang.reflect.TypeVariable TypeVariable} for the
     
* creation process for type variables.
     
*
     
* @return
  
a {@code Type} object representing the component type
     
*of this array
     
* @throws TypeNotPresentException if the underlying array type's
     
*component type refers to a non-existent type declaration
     
* @throws MalformedParameterizedTypeException if
  
the
     
*underlying array type's component type refers to a
     
*parameterized type that cannot be instantiated for any reason
     
*/

    
Type getGenericComponentType();
}