digitalmars.D - some thoughs about "deprecated"
- Eugene Pelekhay <pelekhay gmail.com> Jun 03 2005
Hi all what about to add some optional or mandatory parameters to following keywords *module* [(verNum,[compilerVer])] moduleName; *import* [(verNum)] moduleName; *deprecated* [(verNum[,comments])] something; meaning of this in general is to improve ability if library and language refactoring. In particular for *module* definition version specifier it is current version and may be compiler/language version used to compile it. for *import* version it's a version of module/library is designed with in *deprecated* version specifies version since method,class etc is deprecated. This can be handful if something is deprecated in next version of library and after some period of time had a new life with different meaning. It gives flexibility to reuse everything marked as *deprecated* without fear that is will be used in way is not mean to be used. Imagine if you have some code dependent on library which does not have a stable version and currently in development and you do not always track all changes in it, you missed some versions of it and class or method is being deprecated and became used again with different meaning.
Jun 03 2005