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    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Fixed
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    • Fix Version/s: 9
    • Component/s: core-libs
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        The fix for JDK-6481080 adds wording to the effect that the @Deprecated annotation on a variety of program elements "has no effect." The intent here is that @Deprecated in these locations does not have the effect of causing the compiler to emit warnings.

        This should be clarified. For packages, at least, @Deprecated on a package will cause the annotation to be compiled into the class and be made available at runtime, since @Deprecated has runtime retention.

        It may indeed be that @Deprected on a local variable or method parameter has no effect whatsoever. It might be worth clarifying that, too.

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                  darcy Joe Darcy
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                  smarks Stuart Marks
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