[JSR308] Annotation dump utility

Trevor Harmon trevor at vocaro.com
Fri Feb 9 04:01:44 EST 2007

In the process of modifying javac to support loop annotations (see my  
other email to the jsr308-statements list), I needed a tool that  
would reveal annotation data embedded in a class file. I couldn't  
find one anywhere, so I had to write one myself. I'm guessing someone  
on this list needs (or will need) such a utility, so I've made it  
available for download here:


The utility takes a class file as input and prints any annotations it  
finds. It formats this output to the same struct-like representation  
that the VM spec uses, making the output easy to read. It can be  
extended without much effort to dump custom annotation formats.

Hope that helps,


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