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From Alex Blewitt <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] [JSR-88] JavaDoc
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2003 09:38:55 GMT
On Friday, Aug 22, 2003, at 10:07 Europe/London, Bill de hÓra wrote:

> Alex Blewitt wrote:
>> The only problem is that there's a lot of stuff to be documented; in 
>> JavaMail, for example, the API is 100 classes and around 800 methods 
>> -- even assuming a conservative 3 lines per method and 5 lines per 
>> class, that's almost 3000 lines of text. It's going to take a long 
>> time to put anything in there.
>> I'd say go for it if you're willing to put the effort in for the 
>> JavaDoc, but it should be a low priority overall.
> Alex,
> Agree on the level of effort involved, however I /believe/ it may be 
> the case that for a Sun/JSR API, you have to include the Javadoc (ie 
> the raw code isn't sufficient). I think it's worth checking what Sun's 
> lic policy with this.

According to the JavaMail license (don't know about the Sun Community 
Source/Binary LIcence) it just says that you have to implement it so 
that it's got the same public/protected methods, and same public 
classes. It doesn't say anything about documentation.


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