Ghosting a language feature

H. S. Teoh hsteoh at
Mon Sep 21 05:50:03 UTC 2020

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 05:38:59AM +0000, mw via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On Monday, 21 September 2020 at 04:30:01 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > I'd even go as far as saying that after a deprecation period of a
> > suitable length, we should just remove the documentation altogether,
> > but just stop short of actually removing the feature.  That way, old
> > code will continue to work, but new code will stop using it because
> > people won't find the documentation for it anymore.
> That's maintenance nightmare, if someone (non-author) need to fix bugs
> in the legacy code later, but cannot find the doc anymore.

Hmm, true.  So maybe moving the doc to a big ugly page with warnings
about unsupported legacy features would still work best.


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