I just discovered that Checkstyle doesn’t (yet) support Java 1.5. I found myself shocked by this for some reason; the Checkstyle project is such an active and evolving one that I just didn’t think they wouldn’t have put in some 1.5 support yet.
This is not a gripe that Checkstyle doesn’t have Java 1.5 support yet; you can’t complain about what you get when you get it for free. It simply is to register my amazement. Like I implied with the subject, it’s easy to get very high expectations from the tools produced by the open-source community, and sometimes it takes a shattered expectation or two to remind you that it’s not always going to scratch the itch when you want it scratched.
Oh well: I’ll just ditch Checkstyle for the toy project I’m playing on. It will be interesting to see how conditioned my coding reflexes are now, after 30 months coding with the Checkstyle safety net.