Terminology question: Deprecated function

Subject: Terminology question: Deprecated function
From: Emily Berk <emily -at- armadillosoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 10:21:33 -0700

On Wed, 10 Oct 2001 10:06:05 -0400, "Stern, Geoff" <GStern -at- NetSilicon -dot- com> asked:
>... 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. ...


You might not like it, but I think you should use it.

It's not just YOUR software engineers who use this term. It's MOST software engineers who use this term.


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