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Joy Vergis
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Joined: Sep 14, 2009
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I am a new bee to Java5 environemt. I am reading annotation.


I am unable to understand the meta tag s? it is written that "Annotations are the meta-tag that you will use in your code to give it some life".


What is a meta-tag? Please explain it?
John Jai
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Joined: May 31, 2011
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Meta-tag here might denote that annotation gives information about the code. General examples include @SuppressWarnings("the argument") and @override where you tell the compiler to suppress the warnings and denote a method overrides its super class' method respectively.

Since it tells the META information they are just probably referring it as META tags...
Campbell Ritchie
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John Jai wrote: . . . @override where you tell the compiler . . . method overrides its super class' method respectively. . . .
Not @override, but @Override.
 
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