Is @deprecated javadoc comment still useful?

Stuart Marks stuart.marks at
Fri Mar 10 20:46:00 UTC 2017

On 3/8/17 4:12 PM, Weijun Wang wrote:
> It does not show on the current javadoc page, but I am assigned the bug
>   8175846: Provide javadoc descriptions for jdk.policytool and jdk.crypto.* modules
> So maybe there will be a change?

Hm, it looks like somebody is running javadoc over these packages, otherwise I 
doubt it would have been noticed.

>>  * @deprecated PolicyTool has been deprecated for removal because it
>>  * is rarely used, and it provides little value over editing policy
>>  * files using a text editor.
>> If this were a public API I'd definitely add something like this. It's
>> up to you whether you think it's worth adding this to PolicyTool.
> Good suggestion. I'll use it.

Great, glad to help!


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