Re: Deprecated - is it a word?

Subject: Re: Deprecated - is it a word?
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: chad -at- architext-usa -dot- com
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 10:42:04 -0500

Chad LaCroix wrote:

John asked -
Hi, I'm in the UK, and I was about to write in some release notes that a
given feature was "deprecated".

John, I found this as well. I don't know how reliable the source is but
it's there.

"deprecated (term that is recommended not to be used anymore - this may have
different reasons, e.g. a misleading term, ambiguity and multiple meanings)"

Just to clarify, what appears between parentheses above is a definition of the word deprecated, not a commentary on whether it is a word you should use.

My take is that if you are writing technical documentation for software developers, use the word; if you are writing end user doc, don't, unless you also supply a definition.


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