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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: Authors tag
Date Mon, 23 Feb 2004 16:08:47 GMT
Matt Benson wrote:

>--- Peter Reilly <> wrote:
>>Just noticed this in "ASF Board Summary for February
>>18, 2004"
>>  - author tags are officially discouraged. these
>I noticed this too.  Could we change the checkstyle
>config to allow only whitespace as the @author
>parameter as a relatively safe starting point,
I have modified the checkstyle to not check for the author
tag in the class java doc.

> then
>remove the tag per file as we modify them? 
I normally try to make two changes - first to make a
file as checkstyle complient as possible and then make
a behaviour change to the file.

> Once all
>@author arguments were gone, we could probably use REs
>to get rid of them cleanly without risking any
>innocent javadoc...
I was thinking of adding a rule to checkstyle to whine about @author

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