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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 37656] New: - Delete attributes are deprecated for no apparent reason
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2005 12:46:57 GMT
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> http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=37656
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>            Summary: Delete attributes are deprecated for no apparent reason
>            Product: Ant
>            Version: 1.7Alpha (nightly)
>           Platform: Other
>         OS/Version: other
>             Status: NEW
>           Severity: normal
>           Priority: P2
>          Component: Core tasks
>         AssignedTo: dev@ant.apache.org
>         ReportedBy: stevel@apache.org
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> 
> I know that its been bad form to add new implicit fileset tasks, but why, all of
> a sudden, does a delete task that has worked for ages suddenly tell me off?
> 
> [delete] DEPRECATED - Use of the implicit FileSet is deprecated.  Use a nested
> fileset element instead.
> 
> We should only deprecate things that are going to be removed in future? Is the
> plan here? If not, we should roll back the message and the warnings in the docs.
> 

I was pretty surprised about this BTW, there I was, running code that 
has worked well for ages <delete dir="build.dir" quiet="true"> and all 
of a sudden I start getting told that this is a deprecated way of 
deleting things.

This breaks way too many builds.

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