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From Emmanuel Bourg <>
Subject Re: [configuration] Checkstyle
Date Thu, 06 Oct 2005 15:57:47 GMT
Thomas Dudziak wrote:
> Btw, I think this check is actually a good idea (including
> @inheritDoc), because it forces the developer(s) to think about
> Javadoc which IMO is quite important for a library developed by
> multiple persons.

True, but the rule could be twisted to something like "Raise a warning 
if the method has no javadoc and it doesn't override a method already 
documented in a super class".

> And adding an @inheritDoc doesn't cost much time, even if in 200
> source files, and also has the benefit that it catches (hard-to-find)
> bugs where the base-class method signature was changed but not the one
> of the sub-class method.

For some reason IntelliJ doesn't like this tag, I don't know for the 
other IDEs.

Emmanuel Bourg

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