[squeak-dev] Extracing author information from Utilities
frank.shearar at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 13:31:00 UTC 2012
On 17 September 2012 13:55, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On 2012-09-16, at 03:19, Levente Uzonyi <leves at elte.hu> wrote:
>> I didn't remove the methods from Utilities because I want to deprecate them first, but before they are deprecated, the senders from the Trunk packages have to be rewritten.
> We tried proper deprecation in the past and it were not that thorough, but we should try again. That is, move deprecated classes/methods into a "Deprecated-in-4.4" package and keep that loaded by default at least for one more release, but remove it at some point.
Enforcing the deprecation's relatively easy: we need just add a step
to releasing a version N that removes the deprecated packages for N-2,
N-3, ... That way we'd keep one round of deprecations.
The "need to be more thorough" bit I guess is what you mean, in
particular: marking something as deprecated will still be manual.
>> Colin proposed that multiple instances might be useful, though I still don't see any real world use cases for it, but I'm not against not overriding #new.
> The one use case I encounter quite often is temporarily setting different initials for generated methods. Might be useful for tests too.
> - Bert -
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