Re: [PATCH] kbuild: Add the code maturity levels DEPRECATED andOBSOLETE.

From: Robert P. J. Day
Date: Tue Feb 20 2007 - 17:54:44 EST

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:

> On Tuesday 20 February 2007 17:27, Tilman Schmidt wrote:

> > 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

just to clarify this, that's not my idea of "deprecated".
"deprecated" means that there *is* a complete replacement available
*right now* and you should consider switching to it.

if you can't offer someone a completely functional, better alternative
to what they're using now, then you can't say that what they're using
now is deprecated.


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