[JSR308] annotation for wildcard types

Neal Gafter gafter at google.com
Fri Feb 2 02:08:24 EST 2007

> to support contravariant subtyping. It is tempting to
> think of +/- are variance annotations.

They are variance annotations, but not in the sense of JSR175 annotations.
The variance/wildcard syntax affects the type system and static semantics of
the language, which is something that annotations simply do not do.
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