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From "Jonathan Ellis (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (CASSANDRA-1252) @Override annotation on implementing methods
Date Tue, 06 Jul 2010 02:50:51 GMT


Jonathan Ellis resolved CASSANDRA-1252.

    Resolution: Not A Problem

Even Josh Bloch agrees that @Override is redundant when implementing abstract or interface

> @Override annotation on implementing methods
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-1252
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Folke Behrens
> The current [CodeStyle|] states that one should
"avoid redundant @Override annotations when implementing abstract or interface methods." A
rationale is not given.
> The @Override annotation is not redundant. When putting it on implementing methods it
helps detecting abstract methods of super-classes or interfaces that were removed. This is
especially important when extending abstract classes or implementing interfaces from external
> Please tag every overriding method with @Override and make compiler warnings errors.

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