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// Copyright (c) 2013, the Dart project authors. Please see the AUTHORS file
// for details. All rights reserved. Use of this source code is governed by a
// BSD-style license that can be found in the LICENSE file.
part of dart.core;
/// The annotation `@Deprecated('migration')` marks a feature as deprecated.
/// The annotation [deprecated] is a shorthand for deprecating until
/// an unspecified "next release" without migration instructions.
/// A feature can be any part of an API, from a full library to a single
/// parameter.
/// The intent of the `@Deprecated` annotation is to inform authors
/// who are currently using the feature,
/// that they will soon need to stop using that feature in their code,
/// even if the feature is currently still working correctly.
/// Deprecation is an early warning that the deprecated feature
/// is scheduled to be removed at a later time,
/// a time possibly specified in [message].
/// A deprecated feature should no longer be used,
/// code using it will break at some point in the future.
/// If existing code is using the feature,
/// that code should be rewritten to no longer use the deprecated feature.
/// A deprecated feature should document how the same effect can be achieved in
/// [message], so the programmer knows how to rewrite the code.
/// The `@Deprecated` annotation applies to libraries, top-level declarations
/// (variables, getters, setters, functions, classes, mixins,
/// extension and typedefs),
/// class-level declarations (variables, getters, setters, methods, operators or
/// constructors, whether static or not), named optional parameters and
/// trailing optional positional parameters.
/// Deprecation applies transitively to parts of a deprecated feature:
/// - If a library is deprecated, so is every member of it.
/// - If a class is deprecated, so is every member of it.
/// - If a variable is deprecated, so are its implicit getter and setter.
/// If a feature is deprecated in a superclass, it is *not* automatically
/// deprecated in a subclass as well. It is reasonable to remove a member
/// from a superclass and retain it in a subclass, so it needs to be possible
/// to deprecate the member only in the superclass.
/// A tool that processes Dart source code may report when:
/// - the code imports a deprecated library.
/// - the code exports a deprecated library, or any deprecated member of
///  a non-deprecated library.
/// - the code refers statically to a deprecated declaration.
/// - the code uses a member of an object with a statically known
/// type, where the member is deprecated on the interface of the static type.
/// - the code calls a method with an argument where the
/// corresponding optional parameter is deprecated on the object's static type.
/// If the deprecated use is inside a library, class or method which is itself
/// deprecated, the tool should not bother the user about it.
/// A deprecated feature is expected to use other deprecated features.
class Deprecated {
/// Message provided to the user when they use the deprecated feature.
/// The message should explain how to migrate away from the feature if an
/// alternative is available, and when the deprecated feature is expected to be
/// removed.
final String message;
/// Create a deprecation annotation which specifies the migration path and
/// expiration of the annotated feature.
/// The [message] argument should be readable by programmers, and should state
/// an alternative feature (if available) as well as when an annotated feature
/// is expected to be removed.
const Deprecated(this.message);
@Deprecated('Use `message` instead. Will be removed in Dart 3.0.0')
String get expires => message;
String toString() => "Deprecated feature: $message";
/// Marks a feature as [Deprecated] until the next release.
const Deprecated deprecated = Deprecated("next release");
class _Override {
const _Override();
/// Annotation on an instance members which override an interface member.
/// Annotations have no effect on the meaning of a Dart program.
/// This annotation is recognized by the Dart analyzer, and it allows the
/// analyzer to provide hints or warnings for some potential problems of an
/// otherwise valid program.
/// As such, the meaning of this annotation is defined by the Dart analyzer.
/// The `@override` annotation expresses the intent
/// that a declaration *should* override an interface method,
/// something which is not visible from the declaration itself.
/// This extra information allows the analyzer to provide a warning
/// when that intent is not satisfied,
/// where a member is intended to override a superclass member or
/// implement an interface member, but fails to do so.
/// Such a situation can arise if a member name is mistyped,
/// or if the superclass renames the member.
/// The `@override` annotation applies to instance methods, instance getters,
/// instance setters and instance variables (fields).
/// When applied to an instance variable,
/// it means that the variable's implicit getter and setter (if any)
/// are marked as overriding. It has no effect on the variable itself.
/// Further [lints](
/// can be used to enable more warnings based on `@override` annotations.
const Object override = _Override();
/// An annotation class that was used during development of Dart 2.
/// Should not be used any more.
class Provisional {
String? get message => null;
const Provisional({String? message});
/// An annotation that was used during development of Dart 2.
/// The annotation has no effect, and will be removed.
const Null provisional = null;
/// This annotation was used in Dart prior to version 2.
/// The annotation has no effect, and will be removed.
const Null proxy = null;
/// A hint to tools.
/// Tools that work with Dart programs may accept hints to guide their behavior
/// as `pragma` annotations on declarations.
/// Each tool decides which hints it accepts, what they mean, and whether and
/// how they apply to sub-parts of the annotated entity.
/// Tools that recognize pragma hints should pick a pragma prefix to identify
/// the tool. They should recognize any hint with a [name] starting with their
/// prefix followed by `:` as if it was intended for that tool. A hint with a
/// prefix for another tool should be ignored (unless compatibility with that
/// other tool is a goal).
/// A tool may recognize unprefixed names as well, if they would recognize that
/// name with their own prefix in front.
/// If the hint can be parameterized,
/// an extra [options] object can be added as well.
/// For example:
/// ```dart template:top
/// @pragma('Tool:pragma-name', [param1, param2, ...])
/// class Foo { }
/// @pragma('OtherTool:other-pragma')
/// void foo() { }
/// ```
/// Here class `Foo` is annotated with a Tool specific pragma 'pragma-name' and
/// function `foo` is annotated with a pragma 'other-pragma'
/// specific to OtherTool.
class pragma {
/// The name of the hint.
/// A string that is recognized by one or more tools, or such a string prefixed
/// by a tool identifier and a colon, which is only recognized by that
/// particular tool.
final String name;
/// Optional extra data parameterizing the hint.
final Object? options;
/// Creates a hint named [name] with optional [options].
const factory pragma(String name, [Object? options]) = pragma._;
const pragma._(, [this.options]);