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From Yonik Seeley <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1206916 - in /lucene/dev/branches/branch_3x: ./ lucene/ lucene/backwards/src/ lucene/backwards/src/test-framework/ lucene/backwards/src/test/ solr/ solr/core/src/java/org/apache/solr/analysis/ solr/core/src/java/org/apache/solr/schem
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:40:29 GMT
On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 6:19 AM, Uwe Schindler <> wrote:
> And personally I don’t agree that @Override on interfaces is useful, it's itself a
bug as there is nothing overridden.

What's the practical difference between overriding an abstract method
and implementing an interface method? Neither actually override any

> The specification and javadocs are authoritative.

And the authors clearly thought @Override for interface methods was a
good idea ;-)
I do like being able to use this feature as it makes the code easier
to understand at a glance and helps prevent bugs.


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