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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   }

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