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Re: Obsoleting more progressively

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Obsoleting more progressively
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 21:56:28 -0400
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> Another possibility is to leave the elisp there, but needing some
> explicit action to load it. Maybe a new function (load-obsolete
> "file") to load such files, or (use-obsolete 'feature) to enable
> loading that feature with the usual functions. This assumes whole
> files that have been obsoleted - if it is the odd variable or function
> within a still current package, then they should probably be moved to
> a new file in the obsolete directory first.

I'm more concerned about "the odd variable or function", but that's
a good idea: we could rename the var/function to "obsolete-<foo>", so
that a simple (defalias/defvaralias '<foo> 'obsolete-<foo>) brings it back.


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