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   25   
   26   package java.lang;
   27   
   28   /**
   29    * A class implements the <code>Cloneable</code> interface to
   30    * indicate to the {@link java.lang.Object#clone()} method that it
   31    * is legal for that method to make a
   32    * field-for-field copy of instances of that class.
   33    * <p>
   34    * Invoking Object's clone method on an instance that does not implement the
   35    * <code>Cloneable</code> interface results in the exception
   36    * <code>CloneNotSupportedException</code> being thrown.
   37    * <p>
   38    * By convention, classes that implement this interface should override
   39    * <tt>Object.clone</tt> (which is protected) with a public method.
   40    * See {@link java.lang.Object#clone()} for details on overriding this
   41    * method.
   42    * <p>
   43    * Note that this interface does <i>not</i> contain the <tt>clone</tt> method.
   44    * Therefore, it is not possible to clone an object merely by virtue of the
   45    * fact that it implements this interface.  Even if the clone method is invoked
   46    * reflectively, there is no guarantee that it will succeed.
   47    *
   48    * @author  unascribed
   49    * @see     java.lang.CloneNotSupportedException
   50    * @see     java.lang.Object#clone()
   51    * @since   JDK1.0
   52    */
   53   public interface Cloneable {
   54   }

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