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src/java.compiler/share/classes/javax/lang/model/element/TypeElement.java

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 /*
- * Copyright (c) 2005, 2019, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 2005, 2017, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
  *
  * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
  * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
  * published by the Free Software Foundation.  Oracle designates this

@@ -58,32 +58,10 @@
  * @see DeclaredType
  * @since 1.6
  */
 public interface TypeElement extends Element, Parameterizable, QualifiedNameable {
     /**
-     * Returns the type defined by this type element, returning the
-     * <i>prototypical</i> type for an element representing a generic type.
-     *
-     * <p>A generic element defines a family of types, not just one.
-     * If this is a generic element, a prototypical type is
-     * returned which has the element's invocation on the
-     * type variables corresponding to its own formal type parameters.
-     * For example,
-     * for the generic class element {@code C<N extends Number>},
-     * the parameterized type {@code C<N>} is returned.
-     * The {@link Types} utility interface has more general methods
-     * for obtaining the full range of types defined by an element.
-     *
-     * @return the type defined by this type element
-     *
-     * @see Types#asMemberOf(DeclaredType, Element)
-     * @see Types#getDeclaredType(TypeElement, TypeMirror...)
-     */
-    @Override
-    TypeMirror asType();
-
-    /**
      * Returns the fields, methods, constructors, and member types
      * that are directly declared in this class or interface.
      *
      * This includes any {@linkplain Elements.Origin#MANDATED
      * mandated} elements such as the (implicit) default constructor
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