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From Leif Mortenson <leifli...@tanukisoftware.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Removal of @deprecation tags
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 12:18:41 GMT
+1
Aww man.  And after I finally got so tired of them that I forced myself 
to move to using services... :-)
We have had a lot of confused users comment on them before so this is a 
good idea.

Cheers,
Leif

Berin Loritsch wrote:

> In Framework, it appears that the presence of @deprecation tags
> will cause problems and confusion with Cocoon's users.  THey are
> rather large, and slow moving so the change will definitely take
> time.
>
> The problem is *not* with the component writers.  People who are
> writing components won't need or want to implement the Component
> interface.  They won't even really need to acknowledge its
> existence.  The issue is with Container writers.  Folks who write
> containers for Cocoon blocks, etc. might experience some problems.
> Especially those that are outside our control.
>
> Nevertheless, to help the Cocooners in their goal, we have to
> consider the removal of the deprecation warning as a Javadoc,
> and change its representation to the user.
>
> I suggest we change the deprecation warnings in the
> org.apache.avalon.framework.component.* so they do not use
> @deprecation.  I suggest we change the representation to
>
> <p><span style="color: red;">DEPRECATED:</span>
>   with an explanation here.
> </p>
>
>
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