[MERGE] LockDir.lock_write() shouldn't require an email address
richard.wilbur at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 17:43:27 BST 2006
On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 10:42 +1000, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> Richard Wilbur wrote:
> > <entry>
> > <a href="/DeprecationPhase">deprecation phase</a> - Period during which
> > an interface declared obsolete is being discouraged from use in the code
> > by run time warnings.
> > </entry>
> > <page>DeprecationPhase
> > An interface that is deemed obsolete will . . .
> > 1. have its references in the code refactored to use other interfaces.
> > 2. generate warnings when used.
> > 3. be declared so on the development mailing list and in notes for one
> > or two releases.
> > This time period is known as the "deprecation phase" for that interface,
> > after which its implementation will be removed from the code.
> > </page>
> > Sincerely,
> > Richard
> I would change it slightly to read:
> A public interface that is deemed obsolete will
> 2. Generate warnings when used. When possible, the warning will include
> information about what should be done to avoid using this interface.
> (Alternative interface, etc)
> 3. All public interfaces will be preserved for at least one full release
> since they have been deprecated. Often they will be preserved for much
> 4. Disk formats will be supported for at least 6 months after they have
> been deprecated.
> Otherwise, go ahead and update the wiki.
It's up there http://bazaar-vcs.org/BzrGlossary and
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