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Code style

Magnolia contributors are kindly request to follow these simple conventions below:

  • Standard Java coding conventions (download the PDF, because the HTML version is very badly formatted at some places)
  • Tab policy: spaces only (warning)
  • Indentation: 4 spaces
  • Maximum line width: 120 (no strong rule here - don't put exceptions declarations on new lines just to respect this, for instance)
  • We preferably don't use abbreviations in classnames (only exception to that rule is MgnlSomething)
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Also ensure that you have the right license headers in place !

See the file attached for Eclipse Preferences (which you can simply import and everything should be done).


  • Class-level documentation is mandatory.
  • First sentence of any Javadoc comment must finish with punctuation. (This is/was needed for summary pages/tables to include the first sentence next to the described element)
  • DRY.
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