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I am using vim to edit Java code. I added a Javadoc header above the class definition, but the syntax highlighting is very strange:

enter image description here read the Javadoc comment above

Why is the first sentence highlighted white while the rest is highlighted gray?

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The reason for the special highlighting of the first sentence is to emphasize that it is the summary of the Javadoc comment. The first sentence of a Javadoc comment is handled specially by the Javadoc tool, see this description of how Javadoc comments are interpreted.

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