Dependency viewer counts Javadoc @see tag as dependency

While browsing the excellent Spring framework source code, I happened to run the Dependency Viewer. One of the main aims of Spring is to reduce unnecessary static dependencies, so I was surprised to see some unlikely looking ones show up.

It looks like the Dependency Viewer counts Javadoc @see tags as dependencies. I'm not sure this should be so.

Spring is quite thoroughly documented, and in some cases has Javadoc @see tags referring to classes that use the object being documented. So the dependency is from that to this, not from this to that.

The IDEA Dependency Viewer in such a case doesn't describe the dependencies as well as it might.

John Hurst
(Wellington, New Zealand)

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You are absolutely right and hopefully it will be fixed for the next release of IDEA. See or vote for this SCR if you're interested:
http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=37791

Bas

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Thanks for pointing out the Tracker issue. I thought I searched the forums, but I didn't search Tracker properly.

I look forward to Irida for this! (I really like the Dependency Viewer...)

John Hurst

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