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Re: Deprecate vs. discourage

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: Deprecate vs. discourage
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 01:18:37 +0100
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On Tue 26 Jan 2010 23:15, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> I think things like ‘uniform-vector-read’ should be discouraged rather
> than deprecated, since it matches the definition in ‘discouraged.h’:
>    A discouraged feature is one that shouldn't be used in new code
>    since we have a better alternative now.  However, there is nothing
>    wrong with using the old feature, so it is OK to continue to use
>    it.
> However, discouraged features currently don’t produce any sort of
> warning.  I would suggest using the same technique as
> ‘build-aux/link-warning.h’ to issue a link-time warning.
> What do you think?

Sounds good to me :)


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