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From "Burgess, Benjamin" <BBurg...@tiaa-cref.org>
Subject RE: Marking deprecated with since tags
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2006 13:18:47 GMT
Likewise though, couldn't you argue that if the project hasn't been
touched in years, then the chance of the project upgrading it's Ant
distribution is also slim?

Ben

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 12:26 AM
To: dev@ant.apache.org
Subject: Re: Marking deprecated with since tags

On Fri, 21 Apr 2006, Martijn Kruithof <jkf@apache.org> wrote:

> I have started marking every @deprecated in our code with since
> tags.
> 
> Is this seen as useful.

Yes.

> And how do you look at the proposal to drop the deprecated since
> 1.4.x in 1.7?

No.

As Gump shows us there a tons of open source projects in wide-spread
use which haven't been touched in years (still don't stand the
slightest chance to compile on Java5, for example).  Removing
deprecated stuff from Ant means that a project that built fine on Ant
1.6.5 suddenly stops building in 1.7.

Stefan

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