Re: Terminology question: Deprecated function

Subject: Re: Terminology question: Deprecated function
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 11:36:49 -0500

One is at a loss to explain why a deplorable or disapproved-of function was
included in the software in the first place. A propos of such a judgemental
term, may I suggest

Short term function
Lame duck function
Use it while you can function
Now you see it now you don't function
Everyone's favorite function
The most useful function
Don't bother learning it function
Ghost function


"Stern, Geoff" wrote:

> 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.)
> Thanks.
> ==
> Geoff Stern
> NetSilicon, Inc.
> "Complete Embedded Networking Now"
> 411 Waverley Oaks Rd #227
> Waltham MA 02452
> mailto:GStern -at- NetSilicon -dot- com 800 243-2333 or 781 647-1234 ext 4540

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