Among people writing libraries in Java, there is a common misconception that APIs are comprised of nothing more than classes and methods, and the Javadoc used to annotate them. Indeed, the Javadoc serves as an important index of API visibility, but “API” is a far broader term than this view would indicate and includes many other types of interfaces.
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