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July 7, 2016 11:43
Re: Indented here docs?
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On Wed, Jul 06, 2016 at 12:35:11PM -0600, Karl Williamson wrote:
> On 07/04/2016 11:12 PM, Father Chrysostomos wrote:
>> Karl Williamson wrote:
>>> I believe it should die, as a courtesy to our customers,
>> Are you saying that as a customer, or based on what you think a cus-
>> tomer would want?  I, as a user of that feature, would rather have my
>> most common use of it (<<;) continue working as long as it does not
>> impede new syntax, so I do not have to go and hunt down all uses of it
>> and change them.
> What I mean is that if I were a customer who had been ignoring  
> deprecation warnings for years, it would be better for me and my  
> customers to have a release where it dies instead of having it  silently  
> mean something else.

Oh, no doubt it would be better for you and your customers to have it die.

But frankly, I'd say, "too bad for you and your customer". If you have
been ignoring deprecation warnings for years and many release cycles, should
all the other users have to wait another release cycle just because
you may install this release? After all, if you have been ignore the
warning for many years, what are the chances you will actually install
this release, and not skip it?

I'm all for graceful deprecation, but a line has to be drawn somewhere.


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