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ASF GitHub Bot commented on METRON-1087:
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Github user mmiklavc commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/metron/pull/685
  
    +1 per inspection, once merge conflicts are resolved. I didn't pour over 
each file, but I did at least scan every single change and it looks good. 
Clicking the "load diff" option repeatedly was very much like an episode of the 
Twilight Zone. :)
    
    In the process of getting IntelliJ's code formatting to work properly, I 
actually went through some of this already and am thankful for the effort here! 
I had to disable Javadoc formatting because it was determined to format 
everything, including the license headers. There simply is no way to keep 
javadoc formatting without munging the license headers in IntelliJ AFAICT. I 
had experimented with a similar change and found this change from javadoc to 
code comment format to work well. First concern I had was whether there was any 
requirement around the header being a javadoc vs non-javadoc style comment. I 
wasn't able to find any such requirement per 
http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html. I believe the text lines and 
spacing are the only things that will trip up the Rat plugin.
    
    Another nice side effect of this work is that I think I can setup a proper 
license header template in IntelliJ again without worrying about the unwanted 
javadoc formatting. Cheers.


> Adjust license headers to be comments instead of Javadoc
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: METRON-1087
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/METRON-1087
>             Project: Metron
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.4.0
>            Reporter: Justin Leet
>            Assignee: Justin Leet
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Right now, the majority of our license headers are in Javadoc format.
> Notably, Javadoc is subject to reformatting from IDE autoformatters.  In some 
> cases, this has resulted in the whitespace being replaced by paragraph tags, 
> or the removal or some spaces.  Additionally, reformats to fit the column 
> width setup.  Comments maintain formatting, and should be preferred for this 
> reason.
> Not adjusting this will causes significant issues for 
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/METRON-747, as blanket reformat can 
> cause issues will all the license headers.



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