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Java Garage by Eben Hewitt

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Using Javadoc Tags

You can use the following tags in your Javadoc comments. These get picked up by the tool to serve as the text for your documentation.

  • @author Who wrote this class. Use this only with classes and interfaces, not methods. Use separate @author tags for each author if there's more than one.

  • @version Identifies the version of the class. Use only with classes and interfaces. Use the following values:

    /**
     * @author eben.hewitt
     * @version 1.0
     */
     
  • @param Indicates a parameter to a method or a type parameter to a class. Use a separate @param tag for each parameter. For use in methods and constructors only. Don't include the param's type, just its name and description, as in the following:

     /** for method: * @param salary The boss's current ...

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