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Re: strcase?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: strcase?
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 09:07:58 -0600
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On 05/09/2011 06:54 AM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Hi Simon,
>> I noticed the 'strcase' module is marked as obsolete.  ... What
>> should be used instead?
> You are confusing "obsolete" with "deprecated". As explained in [1][2], the
> meaning of "obsolete" in gnulib is that you don't need it, *not* that it will
> go away.
> [1] http://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/manual/html_node/Obsolete-modules.html
> [2] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2011-01/msg00541.html
> A few modules use the status "obsolete" in the meaning of "deprecated",
> however. Maybe it will help to avoid the confusion if we fix these. Here
> is a proposed patch.

Looks reasonable to me.  "obsolete" means you need it only if targetting
otherwise-obsolete platforms with no replacement needed on modern
platforms, "deprecated" means you should be prepared for the module to
disappear by switching to its modern counterpart module.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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