Describe types in Java.
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Jype is a library for manually describing Java types in a robust manner. java.lang.Class is sufficient for describing a simple, non-generic type. Once we start using generics, type erasure prevents us from easily understanding a type at runtime.

Enter Jype. If manually describing a type is within the constraints of your project, Jype is there to help:

// String
TypeDescriptor simpleType = new SimpleType(String.class);

// Map<String, Integer>
TypeDescriptor genericType = new GenericType(Map.class, String.class, Integer.class);

// List<List<String>>
TypeDescriptor genericType = new GenericType(List.class, new GenericType(List.class, String.class));


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