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Re: [RFC] Mark deprecated functions with SVN_DEPRECATED / __attribute__((deprecated))

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 21:55:10 +0100

On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 21:47 +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis <arfrever.fta_at_gmail.com> writes:
> > I would like to suggest that deprecated functions be additionally marked with
> > __attribute__((deprecated)) [1]. I suggest to directly use SVN_DEPRECATED
> > which can be defined in a header (e.g. svn_types.h) by:
> > #define SVN_DEPRECATED __attribute__((deprecated))
> We are committed to supporting old interfaces for the lifetime of 1.x
> and they should continue to work as well as they ever did. Newer
> interfaces may be better but we should not force users to upgrade, and
> we should certainly not make upgrading the only way to avoid warnings.
> I'd suggest something like:
> #define SVN_DEPRECATED compiler magic
> #else
> #endif
> We can arrange for our build to define SVN_DEPRECATED_WARNING and
> everyone else can choose for themselves.


- Julian

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