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RE: [eclipse-dev] Does @noreference tag need PMC approval?

Hi Tomasz,

my personal opinion would be that adding an API Tooling tag 
that just makes something machine-readable that had been 
in the Javadocs before (though expressed in plain English
language) is not an API change and therefore doesn't require 

I'd like to hear other opinions, though, and at any rate you
should inform others about your change to ensure that any 
automated scans for changes in API don't surprise people 
who are not aware of what you've been changing.

Martin Oberhuber, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Wind River
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member

> -----Original Message-----
> From: eclipse-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:eclipse-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tomasz Zarna
> Sent: Mittwoch, 15. April 2009 11:49
> To: eclipse-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [eclipse-dev] Does @noreference tag need PMC approval?
> Regarding latest comment on
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=271343#c4:
> Does adding tags like @noreference in a case where the javadoc clearly
> states the method is for internal use only and cannot by 
> called by clients
> requires PMC approval?
> I thought the change I made on the bug was not an API change, 
> but Olivier
> may be right here.
> Have any of you had a similar problem? Do I need to ask for 
> the approval?
> Cheers,
> --
> Tomasz Zarna
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