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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: Javadoc !!!
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2000 18:12:35 GMT
> re>Nick: <rant><snip/></rant>
> Ironically, I found myself missing design docs more than java doc when
> studying tomcat.

It's comming !!!

I am very close, I just need some private feedback and a lot of spell-checking

and I'll check it in.

Regarding space/tab - please don't open this up again... Just use 8-space
it's easier than re-opening this fight.

Regarding comments - the good news is that it's getting better ( i.e. it has
comments than tomcat 3.1, and it will keep going in this direction).
The problem is that most of the code is new and rewritten, and we still need
do some adjustments in the design ( a lot of code started as prototype, and
after it proves itself we'll add the comments to reflect the final


> High level pictures are nice, two pictures would solve most of the issues:
> 1.  High level static object model that shows relationships between major
> parts of tomcat.  (Almost at the package level)
> 2.  High level sequence diagram on a "happy path" through tomcat showing
> dynamic relationship of objects illustrated in step 1.
> The code was readable, although sparse (Heck, barren) in comments.  It was
> the "flow" that was hardest to disern.
> How did I get here?  Where am I going?  How do I intercept this valve? 8-)
> <rant>
> What bugged me even more was the arbitrary use of spaces and tabs for
> indentation.  Very inconsistent!
> </rant>
> A beautifier behind the CVS checkin event can work wonders for code
> consistency.  JIndent has a great functionality and even stubs in java docs
> for those that forget. :)
> -Matthew
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