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From:
Sawyer X
Date:
July 18, 2016 10:58
Subject:
Re: Indented here docs?
Message ID:
578CB653.9070909@gmail.com

On 07/18/2016 12:40 PM, Zefram wrote:
> 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.

That sounds more than reasonable to me as well.

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

I'm not sure how easy this would be in practice...

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