RFR: 8047722: @since tag cleanup in corba

Joe Darcy joe.darcy at oracle.com
Thu Jul 3 15:30:00 UTC 2014

On 07/01/2014 05:31 PM, Stuart Marks wrote:
> On 6/30/14 8:17 AM, Henry Jen wrote:
>> On 06/30/2014 12:18 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>>> On 30/06/2014 02:30, Henry Jen wrote:
>>>> On 06/20/2014 02:28 PM, Henry Jen wrote:
>>>>> Please review a trivial webrev for jdk9/corba that do the same @since
>>>>> tag normalization as in jdk9/jdk.
>>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~henryjen/jdk9/8047722/0/webrev/
>>> There are bunch of @since JDK 1.0 and JDK 1.1.6 that you are 
>>> changing to
>>> 1.0 and 1.1.6. AFAIK, CORBA was added in 1.2 and I wonder if we should
>>> fix this as part of this change.
>> Thanks for review. You are correct that CORBA was added in 1.2.
>> My understadning to those 1.0 to 1.1.6 versions are for override 
>> methods, I
>> guess the author is putting down the version of the origin.
>> There are several cases where @since can be ambiguous without a 
>> common guideline,
>> - An method was private or package access only made public, should 
>> @since denote
>> the API availablity or the implementation?
>> - APIs from classed was extracted into a super class or interface in 
>> a later
>> version, what should be the @since?

FWIW, when I did that kind of operation moving methods from 
java.lang.reflect.{Method, Constructor} into the new j.l.r.Executable in 


I defined overriding methods in the subclasses sometimes just for the 
purpose of creating a location where the semantics of the text could be 
{@inheritDoc}'ed with a distinct @since value.


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