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package java.lang.reflect;

/**
 
* Type is the common superinterface for all types in the Java
 
* programming language. These include raw types, parameterized types,
 
* array types, type variables and primitive types.
 
*
 
* @since 1.5
 
*/

public interface Type {
    
/**
     
* Returns a string describing this type, including information
     
* about any type parameters.
     
*
     
* @implSpec The default implementation calls {@code toString}.
     
*
     
* @return a string describing this type
     
* @since 1.8
     
*/

    
default String getTypeName() {
        
return toString();
    
}
}