Java SE JSR 250 annotations module renamed to

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Feb 13 16:12:43 UTC 2017

On 13/02/2017 15:56, Guillaume Smet wrote:

> So basically, your position is that we should update all the Java 
> tooling out there to remove the usage of the @Generated annotation? 
> Because I don't think introducing a dependency to the JSR 250 API jar 
> everywhere is a good thing.
> If so, as mentioned by David, it would be nice to provide something 
> else as it's considered a useful marker and is used by a lot of tools. 
> And even if we do so, the transition will be chaotic to say the least.
I agree that @Generated is awkward but I haven't suggested removing it. 
It would be useful to go through a few examples as it may be that 
ACC_SYNTHETIC is more appropriate for some of these cases.


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