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Paul King commented on GROOVY-8242:
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Just for historical reference, I don't believe the Groovy compiler will 
complain for all cases where an annotation attribute has no default and is not 
supplied with one when not used. There are several cases:

# If the annotation and usage are both Groovy I think you will normally see 
(for the {{value}} annotation attribute as an example):
{code}
No explicit/default value found for annotation attribute 'value' in 
@MyAnnotation
{code}
# If the annotation is Java and it has SOURCE retention, Groovy will keep quiet.
# If the annotation is Java and it has RUNTIME retention you will see the JVM 
complain:
{code}
java.lang.annotation.IncompleteAnnotationException: MyAnnotation missing 
element value
{code}

I suspect that at least the last of these, case (3), is a bug. I presume in 
earlier versions of the JVM and/or ASM libraries reading a Java annotation with 
no default value triggered the same check as for Groovy above, case (1),  but 
now it yields a {{ReturnStatement}} containing {{null}} as the return value and 
this avoids detection. Probably the second is also a bug provided annotation 
processing is finished which I think will be true since the mandatory attribute 
check is done during classgen.

In any case, it doesn't affect this issue. I.e. the issue is valid and PR good. 
I'll create an additional issue to track this.

> Javadoc for Newify is missing some attribute values
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GROOVY-8242
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GROOVY-8242
>             Project: Groovy
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Eric Milles
>            Assignee: John Wagenleitner
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.4.13
>
>
> I was looking at thw Newify AST transform.  Some of the Javadoc appears 
> incorrect since the annotation requires a value.
> {code}
>  * or this ("Ruby-style"):
>  * <pre>
>  * {@code @Newify} class MyTreeProcessor {  --  Is this supposed to be 
> @Newify([Tree,Leaf])?
>  *     def myTree = Tree.new(Tree.new(Leaf.new("A"), Leaf.new("B")), 
> Leaf.new("C"))
>  *     def process() { ... }
>  * }
>  * </pre>
> {code}
> {code}
>  * An example showing how to use the annotation at different levels:
>  * <pre>
>  * {@code @Newify(auto=false, value=Foo)}
>  * class Main {
>  *     {@code @Newify} // turn auto on for field  --  Is this supposed to be 
> @Newify(BigInteger)?
>  *     def field1 = java.math.BigInteger.new(42)
>  *     def field2, field3, field4
>  *
>  *     {@code @Newify(Bar)}
>  *     def process() {
>  *         field2 = Bar("my bar")
>  *     }
>  *
>  *     {@code @Newify(Baz)}
>  *     Main() {
>  *         field3 = Foo("my foo")
>  *         field4 = Baz("my baz")
>  *     }
>  * }
>  * </pre>
> {code}



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