JDK-6748541 : javadoc should be reusable
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: javadoc(tool)
  • Affected Version: 7
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2008-09-15
  • Updated: 2016-11-07
  • Resolved: 2011-05-18
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Description
Currently, due to excessive use of static data, javadoc can only (reliably) be executed once in a JVM.  Subsequent attempts to use it may be "polluted" by earlier attempts. (E.g. options).

javadoc should be serially reusable.

Comments
EVALUATION Change is covered by running existing tests in samevm mode
2008-10-15

EVALUATION Reduce use of static instances.
2008-09-17