Terminology question: Deprecated function

Subject: Terminology question: Deprecated function
From: "Stern, Geoff" <GStern -at- NetSilicon -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 10:06:05 -0400

De-lurking to pose a terminology question:

Our software engineers have been using the term "deprecated function" to
mean a function that has been (and still is) fully supported but will
not be supported in some future version (usually the next one or so).

None of us -- engineers or writers -- likes this term, although it seems
to be widespread usage in API documentation.

Any suggestions for an alternative that's fairly laconic? (It would be
nice to have something short enough to use in a kind of overview table
or checklist of APIs.)


Geoff Stern
NetSilicon, Inc.
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