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Re: Can I remove the bw_... part of the parallel package?

From: Nicholas Jankowski
Subject: Re: Can I remove the bw_... part of the parallel package?
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:38:08 -0500

On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 6:44 PM, Carnë Draug <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:36:54 +0100, Olaf Till wrote
>> (using the help-list to reach more people), would anyone object if I
>> removed the part of the parallel package with the bw_...() functions?
>> The bw_-part is what I made only by myself a longer time ago, but the
>> concept is rather esoteric (using an unreliable cluster for longer
>> single operations with a self-made interface), I doubt that anyone but
>> myself ever used it, and I even myself didn't use it anymore for a
>> considerable time.
>> I wouldn't even think it's worth depricating it before removal, but
>> that's OFs policy ...
> It is not OF policy, it is just highly recommended in any software.
> What happens is up to you, the maintainer.  But unless there's any
> work involved in maintaining the functions for another cycle as
> deprecated (like they need fixes for new Octave versions), why not
> keeping them?
> Carnë
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The conversation reminds me of this:

Best to deprecate. On the off chance that one user makes use of that
function, give him a warning before his code breaks.  (think of the

nick j.

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