I am a new hacker on Eclipse source code. I am interested to use the ASTParser et al to do some Java source analysis. As a starting point, I built the Eclipse source from Git HEAD. I had some troubles initially, but I was able to resolve all build issues. Kudos to Lars' blog posts and the general Eclipse wiki pages. All were quite helpful!
>>> Question #1
Regarding Javadocs, what is the right way to submit a javadoc-only patch?
Here are my assumptions, please correct or amend as necessary.
1) Update Javadocs on HEAD in my own local Git repo.
2) Create patch via git format-patch
3) Create bug in Bugzilla with severity=enhancement
Ideally, I should compile the code and run tests before submitting my patch. I want to be sure the behavior of the code is unchanged -- no "fat fingers"/typos.
>>> Question #3
Finally, for module eclipse.jdt.core, I see a "rewrite" package under org.eclipse.jdt.core.dom. Should this worry me? (I don't want my Javadoc patches to be aimed at the wrong area.)