Why @SafeVarargs has RetentionPolicy of RUNTIME?

Paul Benedict pbenedict at apache.org
Tue Jul 26 11:21:13 PDT 2011

I am curious why @SafeVarargs has its RetentionPolicy set at RUNTIME?
I was expecting value CLASS because compilers need this information
when building. So what use cases were being thought of to make it also
visible at RUNTIME?

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