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From "Magesh Umasankar" <>
Subject Re: Speaking of deprecation...
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2002 00:04:50 GMT
From: "Bruce Atherton" <>

> And forcing someone to build a system that 
> uses a feature in order to find out that 
> feature is deprecated strikes me as badness.

That is the general idea, I think - to make
it as tough to use deprecated attributes/tasks
as possible :-)

> Then there is the question of learning how 
> ant works by reading other people's build files. 
> If the build files work and you can't figure 
> out how they work by reading the documentation, 
> that can be a frustrating experience for a new 
> user (who may not recognize the significance 
> of the deprecation warnings when they come up).

They will work, but show up with big 'DEPRECATED' 
warnings at runtime.  That would convey the message
to the user pretty clearly, IMO.


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