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July 18, 2016 10:41
Re: Indented here docs?
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Aristotle Pagaltzis wrote:
>I am all for meaningful deprecations. That's why we should rescind all
>ultra-historic deprecations and call them merely discouraged -- because
>that's effectively what the term meant back when they were declared.

I don't think that historical deprecation automatically corresponds to
modern discouragement.  If it's not the same as modern deprecation, then I
think it's ambiguous between modern deprecation and modern discouragement.

I would therefore approve of a variant of your plan: review historic
deprecations to classify each as either deprecated in the modern sense
(intending to actually remove them) or merely discouraged.  If we're
switching to deprecation semantics where we set a date for removal and
actually remove on schedule (without seeking a specific conflict with
new development), the ones that we classify as truly deprecated should
then be either removed forthwith or have a removal date set.

>And it would be best to do this in one fell swoop for all of them,



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