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Isaac Ferguson
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Hi all,

why in some code I see this

/**
* @param args
*/

When and why it is used?

Thanks
Joanne Neal
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That's known as Javadoc comments


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Campbell Ritchie
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Angus Ferguson wrote: . . . When . . . it is used?

Thanks
Ideally, all the time. The link Joanne provided will probably explain the rest of the question.
Bear Bibeault
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Of course the example you showed is a really poor use of it. It should have a description of the parameter.


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