[JSR308] Replace JAIF format with XML for external annotations
mernst at csail.mit.edu
Wed Aug 22 16:34:59 EDT 2007
> 1. No source code for the annotation file parser
Oops! I thought this had been corrected. We'll fix them in the next
release (which won't be until early September for this tool, probably). I
can send you source code in the meanwhile; just ask by private email.
> 2. No API docs for the annotation file parser
It's in the source, which we can provide you.
> 3. The implementation does not specify a license
We can add one (don't worry -- we want wide use).
> 4. The grammar in the annotation file spec is inconsistent
> and incompletely specified
> [I've emailed a couple of my concerns to the javari mailing list]
The things you pointed out have already been corrected. (Thanks for the
> 5. The annotation file spec refers back to the JLS in a couple
> places, for example, constant values.
This seemed briefer and easier than defining them ourselves.
Overall, the syntax of this particular tool doesn't seem like a big deal
either way to me. As I have noted, I would be happy to see it support
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