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From James Green <james.mk.gr...@gmail.com>
Subject Adding comments to dependencies in POM
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:12:47 GMT
I have in the past wasted hours of effort trying to weed out dependency
issues where something has been added for reasons unknown. Removal leads to
breakage.

It would be helpful if, inside a POM, it were possible to add a comment
element to a dependency. I realise this is possible as an XML comment,
however having a POM field would let documentation engines record the
comment.

The same could be said for dependencies inside dependencyManagement.

It would of course have the side effect of auto completion within IDEs
showing authors how to "officially" comment on the reason for that work.

An idea.

James

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