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25 
26 package java.lang.reflect;
27 
28 /**
29  * Member is an interface that reflects identifying information about
30  * a single member (a field or a method) or a constructor.
31  *
32  * @see java.lang.Class
33  * @see Field
34  * @see Method
35  * @see Constructor
36  *
37  * @author Nakul Saraiya
38  * @since 1.1
39  */
40 public interface Member {
41 
42     /**
43      * Identifies the set of all public members of a class or interface,
44      * including inherited members.
45      */
46     public static final int PUBLIC = 0;
47 
48     /**
49      * Identifies the set of declared members of a class or interface.
50      * Inherited members are not included.
51      */
52     public static final int DECLARED = 1;
53 
54     /**
55      * Returns the Class object representing the class or interface
56      * that declares the member or constructor represented by this Member.
57      *
58      * @return an object representing the declaring class of the
59      * underlying member
60      */
61     public Class<?> getDeclaringClass();
62 
63     /**
64      * Returns the simple name of the underlying member or constructor
65      * represented by this Member.
66      *
67      * @return the simple name of the underlying member
68      */
69     public String getName();
70 
71     /**
72      * Returns the Java language modifiers for the member or
73      * constructor represented by this Member, as an integer.  The
74      * Modifier class should be used to decode the modifiers in
75      * the integer.
76      *
77      * @return the Java language modifiers for the underlying member
78      * @see Modifier
79      */
80     public int getModifiers();
81 
82     /**
83      * Returns {@code true} if this member was introduced by
84      * the compiler; returns {@code false} otherwise.
85      *
86      * @return true if and only if this member was introduced by
87      * the compiler.
88      * @jls 13.1 The Form of a Binary
89      * @since 1.5
90      */
91     public boolean isSynthetic();
92 }