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Re: [XBoard-devel] Options and the manual

From: h.g. muller
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] Options and the manual
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 09:58:51 +0100

should we add a section in the manual with deprecated items or have
xboard output a warning/error when those items are used? I would prefer
that instead of just deleting them.

It depends on what you mean by 'deprecating'. I don't consider removing
undocumented options as deprecating anything. XBoard already gives an
error message on using non-existent options.

We did not deprecate any options recently. There seem to be some options
in the list for things that were deprected some 15 years ago, and I didn't
even propose to remove those. Just to not add their description to the manual.
As far as I am concerned the synonyms using hyphen for negation are not
very harmful either; I was just puzzled why we would have synonyms that
are not documented anywhere, with equally long names as the documented

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