[Seaside] unused methods

Julian Fitzell jfitzell at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 23:10:10 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Frank Shearar
<frank.shearar at angband.za.org> wrote:
> How difficult would it be to move these unused methods to a new package -
> Seaside-Cruft say - instead of outright deleting them?

My point is that we try to find a balance so that we don't have to
delete methods. If we add too much stuff that essentially nobody uses,
it's a pain to delete later because "essentially" does not equal
"literally". I'd rather just guess conservatively and wait and see
what people think is missing before adding them in the first place.

When we do decide we need to remove methods, we usually deprecate them
so they will signal notifications but continue to work for some period
of time. If somebody wants to provide a separate package with methods
that are no longer even deprecated, that's certainly fine but as
Randal says, it's a bit a maintenance problem for us to do so.


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