[commit] Deprecate remaining STREQ uses

Andrew Cagney cagney@gnu.org
Mon Nov 24 19:58:00 GMT 2003


> Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 11:50:48 -0500
>> From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow@mvista.com>
>> 
>> You've been pushing very hard to renaming things to deprecated_foo for
>> a while now.  I think I'm not the only other maintainer who doesn't
>> understand or approve.  It's a lot of work for you; it generates large
>> patches and source churn; it causes patch rejects and merge errors for
>> other developers; and the rest of us don't see or agree on the benefit.
> 
> 
> FWIW, I generally approve of the practice to rename deprecated
> features _assuming_that_they_are_on_their_way_to_oblivion_.  That
> way, we give people/ports some time to prepare themselves for the
> removal, or to mount a campaign against such removal.
> 
> But renaming code that isn't going to go away, but to be simply
> rewritten in a trivial way, is indeed a terrible waste of our
> resources, IMHO.

BTW, coff (not xcoff) support which is where (ignoring ada, hi joel) 
most of the remaining references occure _is_ heading for oblivion.  I 
just sent out patches to wack m68k and mips svr3 support.  That leaves 
just i386 and alpha.

Andrew




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