the execution of the body. See also :term:`parameter`, :term:`method`,
and the :ref:`function` section.
+ An arbitrary metadata value associated with a function parameter or return
+ value. Its syntax is explained in section :ref:`function`. Annotations
+ may be accessed via the :attr:`__annotations__` special attribute of a
+ Python itself does not assign any particular meaning to function
+ annotations. They are intended to be interpreted by third-party libraries
+ or tools. See :pep:`3107`, which describes some of their potential uses.
A pseudo-module which programmers can use to enable new language features
which are not compatible with the current interpreter.