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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: removing deprecated stuff
Date Sat, 24 Nov 2001 23:31:01 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Donald" <peter@apache.org>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2001 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: removing deprecated stuff


> On Fri, 23 Nov 2001 06:07, Steve Loughran wrote:
> > 1. We can pull all references to these from the docs. This stop anybody
who
> > doesnt use them now from using them in future
> >
> > 2. We can put a Sleep(20) in front of each call to penalise anyone who
uses
> > them. Harsh but a nondestructive means of hinting that they should stop
it.
>
> Most of the deprecated tasks/features issue warnings so we don't need to
do
> the sleep.
>
> The main reason for leaving deprecated stuff in is so that peoples build
> files don't just fail when they upgrade but they are given warning and can
> gracefull upgrade.
>

Actually, we can something very simple for deprecation:

    pull the deprecated entry points out into a separate library.

Old build files work with the download of ant-deprecated-tasks.jar ; all
other d/ls are faster and dont make the tasks available,

-steve


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