The @param tag describes an argument accepted by the method. Each argument is listed in the order expected by the method. Following @param is a keyword indicating the required data type. In this case, all three arguments are expected to be integers (int). Then follow the name of the argument, and a brief description.

Is the word follow in this situation used in a similar fashion to how sometimes the word come is used when the subject(s) is placed right after it? Like, for example, "Now, comes a surprise". So, parsing that last sentence, we would have something like this: follow is the verb and the name of the argument and a brief description are the compound subjects. Am I correct?

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    Yep! You've got it exactly right.
    – jimsug
    May 15, 2014 at 8:03
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    The comma should be deleted in that sentence - it 'disjoins' the conjunct subject. May 15, 2014 at 11:57

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You have parsed this correctly: in the final sentence the verb and the ‘heavy’ conjunct subject are flipped so that the ‘lighter’ predicate is first and the ‘new information’ falls at the end of the sentence.

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