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Doxygen crashes on incorrect end group /**< @} */ (Origin: bugzilla #723314) #5422

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doxygen commented Jul 2, 2018

status RESOLVED severity major in component general for ---
Reported in version 1.8.6 on platform Other
Assigned to: Dimitri van Heesch

On 2014-01-30 20:12:23 +0000, wrote:

I have run into an issue where doxygen crashes on an incorrectly formatted doxygen tag within a source file instead of providing the user with a helpful error message. See code below to reproduce the issue with doxygen release v1.8.6, on Windows 7.


  • @file file.c
  • @addtogroup SomeGroup
  • @{


  • Some function.
    void someFunction( void )

/**< @} */

Note the incorrect addition of the less than ("<") symbol causes doxygen to crash.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: doxygen.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 52b9cc74
Fault Module Name: doxygen.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 52b9cc74
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000000018801f
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 4105
Additional Information 1: d13f
Additional Information 2: d13f983471b1fc894b4a912a00edd2b8
Additional Information 3: 6acc
Additional Information 4: 6acc7bd8799c565455f744451906a0f3

On 2014-02-03 20:04:14 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

Confirmed. Should be fixed in the next GIT update.

On 2014-04-21 10:09:12 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

This bug was previously marked ASSIGNED, which means it should be fixed in
doxygen version 1.8.7. Please verify if this is indeed the case. Reopen the
bug if you think it is not fixed and please include any additional information
that you think can be relevant (preferrably in the form of a self-contained example).

@doxygen doxygen closed this Jul 2, 2018

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