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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: removing deprecated stuff
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2001 22:10:49 GMT
On Fri, 7 Dec 2001 03:45, cmanolache@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Peter Donald wrote:
> > On Thu, 6 Dec 2001 18:38, Peter Donald wrote:
> > > On Thu, 6 Dec 2001 18:17, Conor MacNeill wrote:
> > > > In my view we should either
> > > >
> > > > 1. not bother deprecating things since we will never remove them
> > > > 2. deprecate things to encourage better usage but not remove them
> > >
> > > +1
> >
> > I should modify that to
> >
> > "deprecate things to encourage better usage but not remove them" unless
> > they inhibit growth of ant and have been deprecated for a number of
> > releases or were completely broken to begin with and unlikely people used
> > them.
>
> I would add:
>
> _Never_ remove or change behavior for documented attribute names in
> official ant releases.
>
> I'm ok with changing internal interfaces - but I see absolutely no
> justification for not keeping a setter that calls the new method.

+1

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Cheers,

Pete

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