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  25 
  26 package com.sun.mirror.declaration;
  27 
  28 
  29 import java.util.Collection;
  30 
  31 import com.sun.mirror.type.*;
  32 
  33 
  34 /**
  35  * Represents a formal type parameter of a generic type, method,
  36  * or constructor declaration.
  37  * A type parameter declares a {@link TypeVariable}.
  38  *
  39  * @author Joseph D. Darcy
  40  * @author Scott Seligman
  41  * @since 1.5
  42  */
  43 
  44 public interface TypeParameterDeclaration extends Declaration {
  45 
  46     /**
  47      * Returns the bounds of this type parameter.
  48      * These are the types given by the <i>extends</i> clause.
  49      * If there is no explicit <i>extends</i> clause, then
  50      * <tt>java.lang.Object</tt> is considered to be the sole bound.
  51      *
  52      * @return the bounds of this type parameter
  53      */
  54     Collection<ReferenceType> getBounds();
  55 
  56     /**
  57      * Returns the type, method, or constructor declaration within which
  58      * this type parameter is declared.
  59      *
  60      * @return the declaration within which this type parameter is declared
  61      */
  62     Declaration getOwner();
  63 }