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src/java.base/share/classes/java/lang/Deprecated.java

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 import java.lang.annotation.*;
 import static java.lang.annotation.ElementType.*;
 
 /**
- * A program element annotated @Deprecated is one that programmers
- * are discouraged from using, typically because it is dangerous,
- * or because a better alternative exists.  Compilers warn when a
- * deprecated program element is used or overridden in non-deprecated code.
- *
- * <p>Use of the @Deprecated annotation on a local variable
- * declaration or on a parameter declaration or a package declaration
- * has no effect on the warnings issued by a compiler.
+ * A program element annotated {@code @Deprecated} is one that programmers
+ * are discouraged from using. An element may be deprecated for any of several
+ * reasons, for example, its usage is likely to lead to errors; it may
+ * be changed incompatibly or removed in a future version; it has been
+ * superseded by a newer, usually preferable alternative; or it is obsolete.
+ * 
+ * <p>Compilers issue warnings when a deprecated program element is used or
+ * overridden in non-deprecated code. Usage of a deprecated element may also
+ * be flagged by various analysis tools. Use of the {@code @Deprecated}
+ * annotation on a local variable declaration or on a parameter declaration
+ * or a package declaration has no effect on the warnings issued by a compiler.
+ *
+ * <p>This annotation has a boolean-valued element {@code condemned}.
+ * A value of {@code true} indicates intent to remove the annotated program
+ * element in a future version. A value of {@code false} indicates that use of
+ * the annotated program element is discouraged but, at the time the
+ * annotated program element was specified, that there was no specific
+ * intent to remove it.
+ *
+ * <p>This annotation has a string-valued element {@code since}. This value
+ * indicates the version in which the annotated program element was first
+ * deprecated.
+ *
+ * @apiNote
+ * It is strongly recommended that the reason for deprecating a program element
+ * be explained in that element's documentation, using the {@code @deprecated}
+ * javadoc tag. This documentation should also suggest and link to a
+ * recommended replacement API, if applicable. A replacement API often
+ * has subtly different semantics, so such issues should be discussed as
+ * well.
+ *
+ * <p>The {@code @Deprecated} annotation should always be present if
+ * the {@code @deprecated} javadoc tag is present, and vice-versa.
  *
  * @author  Neal Gafter
  * @since 1.5
  * @jls 9.6.4.6 @Deprecated
  */
 @Documented
 @Retention(RetentionPolicy.RUNTIME)
 @Target(value={CONSTRUCTOR, FIELD, LOCAL_VARIABLE, METHOD, PACKAGE, PARAMETER, TYPE})
 public @interface Deprecated {
+    /**
+     * Indicates whether the annotated element is subject to removal in a
+     * future version. The default value is {@code false}.
+     *
+     * @return whether the element is subject to removal
+     * @since 9
+     */
+    boolean condemned() default false;
+
+    /**
+     * Returns the version in which the API element became deprecated.
+     * The version string is in the same format and namespace as the value of
+     * the {@code @since} javadoc tag. The default value is the empty
+     * string. 
+     *
+     * @return the version string
+     * @since 9
+     */
+    String since() default "";
 }
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