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.
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