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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: Add the code maturity levels DEPRECATED and OBSOLETE.
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On Tuesday 20 February 2007 17:27, Tilman Schmidt wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 19:35:07 +0100, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > I think that the patch is useful and that the distinction between
> > DEPRECATED and OBSOLETE options is quite clear:
> >
> > * DEPRECATED == new better code is available, old code scheduled for removal
> >
> > * OBSOLETE == no replacement yet but the code is broken by design
> > and unreliable, not scheduled for removal yet
>
> Is that really the consensus on these definitions? I thought it was
> more or less the opposite:
>
> * DEPRECATED == no (complete) replacement available yet, but it has
> been decided that this code is less than optimal and alternatives
> should be preferred
>
> * OBSOLETE == replacement available, no reason to use this code anymore

Indeed, this way it makes more sense for me but I'll leave the definitive
answer to a native speaker(s).

Bart
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