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Sawyer X
January 20, 2017 21:16
Re: Deprecation plans
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On 01/16/2017 10:25 PM, Abigail wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 08, 2017 at 07:22:55PM +0100, Sawyer X wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> During the core hackathon in Amsterdam, we had a large discussion[1] on
>> deprecations. This resulted in two decisions:
>> * From now on, deprecations must include a version in which the
>> deprecation will take effect. This is to avoid the current situation in
>> which there are numerous deprecations still in the code, some over 10,
>> 15, or 20 years old.
>> * Every current existing deprecation must either be pinned with an
>> effective version or be undeprecated.
>> During the discussion we went over all existing deprecations and made a
>> collective decision on both, while trying to remain both practical and
>> lenient where appropriate. I present the decisions we made. Abigail is
>> currently working on putting these all into work prior to 5.25.9. A big
>> thank you to everyone who attended this grueling Hunger Games of
>> deprecated features and syntaxes, and to Abigail for the work on leading
>> this and making it a reality. :)
> I merged in my branch with all the updated deprecation messages
> as per the list below, with the following exceptions:

Thank you, Abigail! :)

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