Multiple annotations of the same type on one element?

Note: This answer is partially outdated since Java 8 introduced the @Repeatable annotation (see answer by @mernst). The need for a @Foos container annotation and dedicated handling still remain though.

Two or more annotations of same type aren’t allowed. However, you could do something like this:

public @interface Foos {
    Foo[] value();

// pre Java 8
@Foos({@Foo(bar="one"), @Foo(bar="two")})
public void haha() {}

// post Java 8 with @Repeatable(Foos.class) on @Foo
@Foo(bar="one") @Foo(bar="two")
public void haha() {}

You’ll need dedicated handling of Foos annotation in code though.

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