On ecj and @Override annotations for interface methods
Joseph D. Darcy
Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Thu Oct 2 22:34:58 PDT 2008
Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 07:12 -0700, Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
>>> Are these manpages written by hand these days? It has a comment that
>>> says: "Generated by html2man", but it doesn't say what the original html
>>> file is that it was generated from.
>> The process used in the past for man pages was that the docs team works
>> with us developers to write the HTML man pages, which are in turn
>> converted to SGML and *roff for Solaris and Linux, respectively. It
>> looks like the last update to the HTML page, 6392810 "javac manpage
>> needs to be updated to include JSR 269 and other Mustang options," did
>> not get converted to the other formats. If the actual *nix man pages,
>> regardless of format, are supposed to be generated in this fashion, it
>> would admittedly be a better architecture to have them as generated
>> files during the build and not track all three versions of the man page
>> under version control.
> So if the preferred form of the for making modifications to these
> documents is the HTML or SGML version that the doc team maintains it
> would be good to get those in the openjdk tree.
> Does the documentation
> team maintain their own repository for these documents?
Yes; at the moment there is a Sun-internal-only repository for these
documents. IMO, at least the master manpages should be moved to a
public repository for JDK 7 and the build rearranged so that the *roff
and SGML files are generated and not separated tracked under version
control. I'll broach this with the docs team for later in JDK 7.
For OpenJDK 6, I'll make sure up-to-date manpages are included in the
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