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how is this

Posted by Alok Kumar on September 05, 2001 at 9:35 AM

What happens when i add a new arguement to a method(the name is same).How to deprecate the older method which has lesser number of arguements?
I don't want to overload the method as it is a too big´┐Ż

> You can use javadoc @depcreate tag in order to make any method to deprecate.
> suppose you have method add(int i, int j) in class Addition.
> you want to deprecate this method. Then you can write the code like this

> class Addition {
> /**
> * @param int i
> * @param int j
> * @return i+j
> * @deprecate use add(Object o1,Object o2)instead
> */
> int add(int i, int j){


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