The CDI spec change, which adds @Interceptor, @Decorator and stereotypes to the set of bean defining annotations, was merged. This made me think whether this approach where we add annotations based on demand is the right one. Instead, I think we should review all the annotations defined in the CDI API and evaluate if it makes to have them as bean defining annotations. I think that this would yield more consistent and less ad-hoc result.
Two candidates that come to mind are @Alternative and @Specializes.
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