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Should package-info.java be renamed?

Posted by km on December 31, 2006 at 7:39 PM PST


It is suggested that the preferrred way of creating the
information for a Java package, such that the javadoc tool recognizes it as such, while creating
the javadoc documentation.

I decided to take this advice and immediately landed into problem of inconsistency with it. I could not
create this file as a Java source file, using the NetBeans IDE because it is not a proper java class name! So, I
wonder why Java SE decided to take such a name. Wouldn't just packageinfo.java serve the
purpose?


Am I missing something obvious?

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