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September 22, 2016 09:17
Re: RFC: perldeprecated.pod
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On Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 02:35:29PM -0600, Karl Williamson wrote:
> I think we should have a pod that lists the features that are  
> deprecated, and maybe those that are merely discouraged, when they  
> gained this status, and when the deprecated ones are scheduled to be  
> removed, or that there is no current plan to remove them.

I think we should eliminate the latter category. Once a feature is
deemed to be deprecated, it should get an end-of-life date (major
version) attached to it. This makes it clear to the user when it 
will disappear; it avoids the temptation of "well, I know it's
deprecated, but it has been deprecated for eons, I bet it won't
disappear anytime soon, let's use it"; and it avoids discussions
of how many more cycles we should wait when we finally want to 
cull it.

> This would help us remember to actually do the removals, and be  
> transparent to our customers.

Removals can then happen at a 5.odd.1 release ;-)


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