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Subject [Commons Wiki] Update of "CodeStyle" by BenediktRitter
Date Sat, 09 Mar 2013 15:51:21 GMT
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The "CodeStyle" page has been changed by BenediktRitter:

Added guidelines regarding SVN keywords and @author tag, that were discussed on the ML lately.

  ||Imports: Order by groups: java, javax, org, com ||warning ||
  ||Imports: Order in alphabetical order with a group ||warning ||
  ||Indentation: (Java) use 4 spaces || warning ||
+ ||SVN keywords: $Date$ should not be used|| warning ||
  ||Indentation: (POM) prefer 4 spaces, allow 2, but be consistent within a file (1) || info
+ ||JavaDoc: @author Tag should not be used || info ||
  ||Add your rule here ||warning ||
  1. POMs tend to have quite deeply nested elements, and many elements can be long and awkward
to wrap, so using 2 spaces is sometimes easier to read.
+ 2. The SVN $Date$ keyword should not be used, because it relies on the clients locale. Use
the $Id$ keyword instead (see
+ 3. Document authors in POM, not in source files (see

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