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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: Add the code maturity levels DEPRECATED and OBSOLETE.
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Sam Ravnborg wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 05:47:43PM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> > in a nutshell, my idea of deprecated is: perhaps still supported,
> > still being used, but there is a better alternative available right
> > now and you should consider switching at your convenience.
> >
> > obsolete means dead/unsupported/use at own risk. might still work but
> > no guarantees and could be removed at any time.
> This is also my understanding. In MIB's the terms are sued more-or-less
> as defined by Robert.
> Sam (non-native)

see:, particularly
how deprecated is defined "outdated by newer constructs," meaning that
there is a better alternative available *now* and not just on the way.

i can always change the wording in the patch, but if we get any more
pedantic, we're going to be counting how many angels you can get on
a split hair.


Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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