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Seems to me that term has been around a long time and, as far as
I know, it's not slang. I remember seeing it in Fortran
standards at least in the early 90's, perhaps earlier. The
standard English meaning "to express mild or regretful
disapproval" nicely reinforces the software meaning. Go ahead
and use it.
Geoff Stern asks about "deprecated function"
>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?
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