T- The annotation type
public interface AnnotationMapper<T extends java.lang.annotation.Annotation>
AnnotationMapperis a type that is capable of mapping a given annotation to one or many annotations at compile time.
Use cases include if you wish to support different annotation types or specifications but wish to map them a common internal annotation annotation.
For example to support the JPA spec you may wish to map the
PersistenceContext annotation to one or many other internal annotations with relying specifically on the JPA specification.
AnnotationMapper instances can be registered with the service loader pattern via
META-INF/services and will be picked up at compile time and should implement
java.util.List<AnnotationValue<?>> map(AnnotationValue<T> annotation, VisitorContext visitorContext)
annotation- The annotation values
visitorContext- The context that is being visited