20 Oct 2004

No static author tag in javadoc

These days, I finding the author tag in javadoc more and more useless...
What the point in finding:
@author someoneWhoWorkedOnlyFewMonthOnTheProject3YearsAgo
Using Cvs features like $Author$ tag, is far more usefull since it replaces the personne name with the one you use for cvs's commit.

Also using @author staticMysteryMan is in total contradiction with XP rule:
Collective Code Ownership,
since people tends to say "It's not mine look it's staticMysteryMan who made it" even if staticMysteryMan only created it 3 years ago and every one in the team refactored it since then...

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