javac 7 bug: incorrect parsing of @deprecated javadoc tag

Joel Borggrén-Franck joel.franck at
Mon Nov 11 10:20:28 PST 2013

Hi Jeremy, Cushon,

Thanks for the test. Given the sate of JDK 8 this will have to wait until 9 opens. I have filed for this, I can fix this in 9 as soon as it opens (you can then back port to 8u if you want to).

On 9 nov 2013, at 09:17, Jeremy Manson <jeremymanson at> wrote:

> This was a bit of a stalking horse for us - the broader question was, when you guys fix a bug, but you don't have a test for it, and we happen to have one, do you want to add it to your test suites?

My guess is that we (almost) always would like more tests.

I can imagine one or two scenarios where the tests are not practical to have in the langtools repository (think big binary files), but I think those are very far and few between.

> I think I mentioned to some of you at the JVMLS that we are hoping to use javac from head at some point, so from a purely selfish standpoint, if we can ensure that our own code will be treated correctly, that project will become substantially easier.

Sounds reasonable. I believe we will benefit from this as well as you will exercise new versions of javac on a large codebase.


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