RFR: JDK-8075778: Add javadoc tag to avoid duplication of return information in simple situations. [v9]

Jonathan Gibbons jjg at openjdk.java.net
Tue Dec 8 23:29:52 UTC 2020

> This change extends the functionality of the `@return` tag so that it can also be used as an inline tag in the first sentence of a description.
> The goal is to be able to simplify the following common pattern:
>     /**
>      * Returns the result. Optional additional text.
>      * @return the result
>      */
>     int method() { 
> by 
>     /**
>      * {@return the result} Optional additional text.
>      */
>     int method() { 
> Note:
> * The inline tag may only be used at the beginning of the description. A warning will be given if it is used elsewhere.
> * The expansion of the inline tag is `Returns " _content_ `.`  where _content_ is the content of the tag. 
> * If there is no block `@return` tag, the standard doclet will look for an inline tag at the beginning of the description
> * The inline tag can be inherited into overriding methods as if it was provided as a block tag.

Jonathan Gibbons has updated the pull request incrementally with one additional commit since the last revision:

  fix whitespace


  - all: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/1355/files
  - new: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/1355/files/8f62f5a9..58a6e7ed

 - full: https://webrevs.openjdk.java.net/?repo=jdk&pr=1355&range=08
 - incr: https://webrevs.openjdk.java.net/?repo=jdk&pr=1355&range=07-08

  Stats: 1 line in 1 file changed: 0 ins; 0 del; 1 mod
  Patch: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/1355.diff
  Fetch: git fetch https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk pull/1355/head:pull/1355

PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/1355

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