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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Speaking of deprecation...
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2002 00:04:50 GMT
From: "Bruce Atherton" <bruce@callenish.com>

> 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.

Cheers,
Magesh



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