Evaluating Software Design Patterns
— the "Gang of Four" patterns implemented in Java 6

Annotation Type Participant

public @interface Participant

Identifies a participant as described in [Gamma95, p.7]: a class or object participating in the design pattern.

The scope of the design pattern is considered to be the (parent) package enclosing the identified participant. The annotated target represents the participant. For example, if the target is a field, the object stored in the field is the participant.

If the annotated target is a type, the participant is declared by the type.

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Required Element Summary
 String[] value
          The roles this participant fulfil in the pattern.

Element Detail


public abstract String[] value
The roles this participant fulfil in the pattern.

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