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25  
26  package java.lang.reflect;
27  
28  /**
29   * {@code GenericArrayType} represents an array type whose component
30   * type is either a parameterized type or a type variable.
31   * @since 1.5
32   */
33  public interface GenericArrayType extends Type {
34      /**
35       * Returns a {@code Type} object representing the component type
36       * of this array. This method creates the component type of the
37       * array.  See the declaration of {@link
38       * java.lang.reflect.ParameterizedType ParameterizedType} for the
39       * semantics of the creation process for parameterized types and
40       * see {@link java.lang.reflect.TypeVariable TypeVariable} for the
41       * creation process for type variables.
42       *
43       * @return  a {@code Type} object representing the component type
44       *     of this array
45       * @throws TypeNotPresentException if the underlying array type's
46       *     component type refers to a non-existent type declaration
47       * @throws MalformedParameterizedTypeException if  the
48       *     underlying array type's component type refers to a
49       *     parameterized type that cannot be instantiated for any reason
50       */
51      Type getGenericComponentType();
52  }