Re: Terminology question: Deprecated function

Subject: Re: Terminology question: Deprecated function
From: Meg Halter <aiki4us -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:35:34 -0700 (PDT)

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.

-- Meg


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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