Incorrect handling of annotation targets

Issue #145 resolved
Jesper Öqvist created an issue

ExtendJ 8.0.1-72-g08dcc1d

Annotation types can be annotated with the java.lang.annotation.Target annotation to determine which types of declarations the annotation can be used in. If the list of element types in the Target annotation is empty, then the annotation may only be used as a member type in complex annotations. A simple example of a complex annotation:

import java.lang.annotation.Target;

@interface Simple {

@interface Complex {
  public Simple value();

public class Test {

The above test code is correct, but ExtendJ rejects it because it decides that the @Simple annotation cannot be used anywhere, not even inside the @Complex annotation. This goes against the Java language specification

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  1. Jesper Öqvist reporter

    Allow all annotations inside complex annotations

    Fixed error causing ExtendJ to incorrectly complain about annotations that should be allowed in complex annotations.

    fixes #145 (bitbucket)

    → <<cset 1779b4322919>>

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