Checkstyle needs your feedback on Java 8 and JavaDoc support

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Checkstyle needs your feedback on Java 8 and JavaDoc support Roman Ivanov 2/8/14 1:15 PM

Hello Checkstyle User,


Java 8 is about to release. Checkstyle crashes on Java 8 code due to new syntax changes. Unfortunately ANTLR grammar update is not a simple task, and none of our tiny development team can handle it before Java8 is released or even this year.


I decided to file the proposal: https://github.com/checkstyle/checkstyle/wiki/Checkstyle-GSoC-2014-Project-Ideas to Google Summer Of Code 2014 in order to find talented students who can focus/work on this tasks for some period of time.


All I need/ask from you is either of the following:

- 1 question survey, without registration - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MNFHYSJ ;

- reply to this mail thread to show that you need this feature;

- if you represent organization that participate in GSoC 2014 and could give us support vote please let me know .


For us it is required to understand how much you need these features.

Please reshare this request to other developers who use Checkstyle.


Thanks,

Roman Ivanov

Re: Checkstyle needs your feedback on Java 8 and JavaDoc support Csaba Kozák 10/20/14 10:24 AM
Hi!

We at AndroidAnnotations suffer from the @return problem in annotations method.
Re: Checkstyle needs your feedback on Java 8 and JavaDoc support Roman Ivanov 11/1/14 9:25 PM
Hi Csaba Kozák,

with detailed description of the problem.

thanks,
Roman Ivanov
Re: Checkstyle needs your feedback on Java 8 and JavaDoc support Csaba Kozák 11/22/14 3:41 AM
Hi!

Actually there is already a detailed issue in SF. Should i copy that to GH?
Re: Checkstyle needs your feedback on Java 8 and JavaDoc support Roman Ivanov 11/22/14 8:23 AM
Hi Csaba,

Thanks for pointing to the problem.
We intentionally do not move old Javadoc Checks problems to GH as we completed new approach of Javadoc parsing base on grammar instead of unreliable and error prone regexp approach.

We did not re-implement all old Check to new use grammar, sorry. But we will do for sure.
For now please stop using that Checks or put that to suppression.
We will not spend time to fix regexp based Checks - it is waste of time.

I could receive from you PR for Check if you are interested to fix that problem asap.

thanks,
Roman Ivanov
Re: Checkstyle needs your feedback on Java 8 and JavaDoc support Csaba Kozák 11/22/14 10:59 AM
Hi Roman,

Thanks for the quick answer. I already turned off those checks.

I would love to see this problem fixed, but i have zero knowledge on the Checkstyle codebase, and also limited time.
I quickly looked at the JavadocMethodCheck.java and it seems that totally uses the regex-based checks. I guess a more experienced Checkstyle contributor would rewrite that with less effort.

Regards,
Csaba