What are the advantages of the @throws annotation?

As far as I understand, it is used to generate a throws clause for Java applications to see.
Is there any benefit in using it if one doesn’t support Java client code? I have been using it for about two years now I think, because I noticed it in Scala sources. So far, I see only disadvantages compared to the @throws tag in Scaladoc:

  • Scaladocs can be folded in the IDE while annotations not, meaning even small methods have a large on screen footprint.
  • Scaladocs supports formatting, annotations do not.
  • Scaladoc can use @define macros which allow generating more meaningful phrasing when the method is inherited from a very generic mix in.
  • Scaladocs can be inherited.

If we are using a code structure, I would like at least to have @throws being inheritable - possibly with an additional parameter, unless an overriding method already defines some @throws annotations or @throws[Nothing].

I am seriously thinking of migrating back to the use of the Scaladoc tag unless someone enlightens me of why this is not preferred.