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digitalmars.D - "Scheduled" for deprecation keyword

reply "monarch_dodra" <monarchdodra gmail.com> writes:
I know of the "deprecate" keyword, but I was wondering: Is there 
a "scheduledDeprecated" keyword?

While I know you can still force-compile with deprecated feature, 
that isn't exactly the same thing.

I'm talking about stuff that is NOT YET deprecated, but soon will 
be. I want to know about this (warning), but maintain the 
behavior that I don't want to use deprecated stuff.

AFAIK, there is no way of knowing this, other than reading the 
doc...
Aug 01 2012
next sibling parent Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg gmx.com> writes:
On Wednesday, August 01, 2012 17:40:41 monarch_dodra wrote:
 I know of the "deprecate" keyword, but I was wondering: Is there
 a "scheduledDeprecated" keyword?
 
 While I know you can still force-compile with deprecated feature,
 that isn't exactly the same thing.
 
 I'm talking about stuff that is NOT YET deprecated, but soon will
 be. I want to know about this (warning), but maintain the
 behavior that I don't want to use deprecated stuff.
 
 AFAIK, there is no way of knowing this, other than reading the
 doc...

It's just documentation to inform you that you're going to need to change your code. We put it in the ddoc of the symbol to be deprecated as well as in the changelog. At one point, we were using pragmas to output messages about it at compilation time, and that just annoyed people. So, it's just documentation until the symbol is actually deprecated, in which case, its marked as deprecated in the source code, and the compiler will start complaining if you use it and you're not compiling with -d. The one feature that we'll almost certainly add to deprecated (and a pull request exists for it but hasn't been merged in yet) is giving it an optional message. deprecated("Please use y instead") auto x(int i); so that we can indicate to the user what the replacement (if any) of the deprecated symbol is when they try and compile code using the deprecated symbol. - Jonathan M Davis
Aug 01 2012
prev sibling parent David <d dav1d.de> writes:
Am 01.08.2012 17:40, schrieb monarch_dodra:
 I know of the "deprecate" keyword, but I was wondering: Is there a
 "scheduledDeprecated" keyword?

 While I know you can still force-compile with deprecated feature, that
 isn't exactly the same thing.

 I'm talking about stuff that is NOT YET deprecated, but soon will be. I
 want to know about this (warning), but maintain the behavior that I
 don't want to use deprecated stuff.

 AFAIK, there is no way of knowing this, other than reading the doc...

pragma(msg, "Your text here") should work, or?
Aug 01 2012