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Re: Declaring cl.el obsolete

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Declaring cl.el obsolete
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:22:30 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> IOW exactly what you say we should do "first", except maybe that we use
>> the term "obsoleted" instead of "deprecated".  So is the specific word
>> the source of your doubt?
> Yes.

Then let's deprecate it instead of obsolete it (with a corresponding
warning when you use it).

I personally don't care about the difference.


PS: But I'm curious why you explain why you'd prefer "deprecate" over
"obsolete"?  We usually don't really distinguish between the two,
AFAICT, since we almost never deprecate something unless it has
a replacement which causes it to be obsolete.  In this case, the reason
why we'd deprecate it is because there are alternatives we prefer, so in
this sens it's "obsolete".  Also we have infrastructure to say something
is obsolete in a "formal" way which causes corresponding messages to be
emitted when applicable, whereas we don't have such an infrastructure
for "deprecated".

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