Options may be in any order. For a discussion of parameters which
apply to a specific option, see OPTIONS below.
Zero or more source files to be processed.
One or more files that list source files or other options
The tool apt, annotation processing tool, includes a set of
new reflective APIs and supporting infrastructure to process program
annotations. The apt reflective APIs provide a build-time,
source-based, read-only view of program structure. These reflective
APIs are designed to cleanly model the
JavaTM programming language's type system
after the addition of generics. First, apt runs annotation
processors that can produce new source code and other files. Next,
apt can cause compilation of both original and generated
source files, easing development. The reflective APIs and other APIs
used to interact with the tool are subpackages of
A fuller discussion of how the tool operates as well as
instructions for developing with apt are in
Getting Started with apt.