RFR: JDK-8282464: Remove author tags from java.compiler

Jonathan Gibbons jjg at openjdk.java.net
Mon Feb 28 23:23:03 UTC 2022

On Mon, 28 Feb 2022 23:08:03 GMT, Joe Darcy <darcy at openjdk.org> wrote:

> To align with current coding conventions, the @author tags in the java.compiler module should be removed. The tags have not been maintained and updated in many years. These tags date back to the addition of JSRs 199 and 269 in JDK 6.
> The authors at the time for these files were generally some nonempty subset of Scott Seligman, Peter von der Ahé, Jon Gibbons, Scott Seligman, and myself. The tag information will remain in the history of course.
> I'll update the copyright years on the files before any push.

While the reference to coding conventions may be controversial in itself, I note that it is the case that SCM metadata provides a better way of tracking contributions, especially for all contributions since the code was open-sourced. For example, `git shortlog`.

I note an appearance by Martin B, and somewhat surprising, an appearance by Neal Gafter, who had left before the file with his name on had been written.


Marked as reviewed by jjg (Reviewer).

PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/7639

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