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package java.lang.reflect;

/**
 
* Member is an interface that reflects identifying information about
 
* a single member (a field or a method) or a constructor.
 
*
 
*
 
* @see Field
 
* @see Method
 
* @see Constructor
 
*
 
* @author Nakul Saraiya
 
*/

public
interface
Member {

    
/**
     
* Identifies the set of all public members of a class or interface,
     
* including inherited members.
     
*/

    
public static final int PUBLIC = 0;

    
/**
     
* Identifies the set of declared members of a class or interface.
     
* Inherited members are not included.
     
*/

    
public static final int DECLARED = 1;

    
/**
     
* Returns the Class object representing the class or interface
     
* that declares the member or constructor represented by this Member.
     
*
     
* @return an object representing the declaring class of the
     
* underlying member
     
*/

    
public Class<?> getDeclaringClass();

    
/**
     
* Returns the simple name of the underlying member or constructor
     
* represented by this Member.
     
*
     
* @return the simple name of the underlying member
     
*/

    
public String getName();

    
/**
     
* Returns the Java language modifiers for the member or
     
* constructor represented by this Member, as an integer.
  
The
     
* Modifier class should be used to decode the modifiers in
     
* the integer.
     
*
     
* @return the Java language modifiers for the underlying member
     
* @see Modifier
     
*/

    
public int getModifiers();

    
/**
     
* Returns {@code true} if this member was introduced by
     
* the compiler; returns {@code false} otherwise.
     
*
     
* @return true if and only if this member was introduced by
     
* the compiler.
     
* @jls 13.1 The Form of a Binary
     
* @since 1.5
     
*/

    
public boolean isSynthetic();
}