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From <cmanola...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: removing deprecated stuff
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2001 16:45:11 GMT
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.


Costin



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