RFR of JDK-8176563: @since value errors in apis of java.base/java.logging module

Hamlin Li huaming.li at oracle.com
Tue Mar 14 07:46:42 UTC 2017

Hi Martin,

On 2017/3/14 15:06, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> I wouldn't put a blank line between javadoc tags.
Will fix it.
> I'm not sure whether @since is justified for new specialized 
> implementations like ArrayDeque.removeAll.  It is somewhat misleading 
> to add the @since because that method has worked just fine in past 
> releases with no substantive spec change.
> Hmmmm....
> The most important use case for @since is for developers who need to 
> decide whether they can afford to use an API when targeting older 
> platforms.  For this reason ... I think using @since for pre-existing 
> inherited methods is a mistake (implementation detail).
Thank you. I'm expecting your comments, because seems either ways make 
sense, I'd like to discuss it in open alias.
Please check below information (especially the *red/bold* sentence) at 

    Introduced in JDK 1.1

    Adds a/Since/heading with the specified|since-text|value to the
    generated documentation. The text has no special internal structure.
    This tag is valid in any documentation comment: overview, package,
    class, interface, constructor, method, or field. *This tag means
    that this change or feature has existed since the software release
    specified by the****|since-text|****value*, for example:|@since 1.5|.

    For Java platform source code, the|@since|tag indicates the version
    of the Java platform API specification, which is not necessarily
    when the source code was added to the reference implementation.
    Multiple|@since|tags are allowed and are treated like
    multiple|@author|tags. You could use multiple tags when the program
    element is used by more than one API.


Thank you
> I don't remember which way I went 10 years ago - you might investigate.
> On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 11:40 PM, Hamlin Li <huaming.li at oracle.com 
> <mailto:huaming.li at oracle.com>> wrote:
>     Would you please review the below patch?
>     bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8176563
>     <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8176563>
>     webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mli/8176563/webrev.00/
>     <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Emli/8176563/webrev.00/>
>     Thank you
>     -Hamlin

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