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Re: status on $[arith] for eval arith vsl $((arith))??

From: dethrophes
Subject: Re: status on $[arith] for eval arith vsl $((arith))??
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 23:17:32 +0200
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ever thought of going the depreciation route.
Something like what microsoft do with vc.

I.e. give a warning for depreciated constructs. With a hint as to how to do it better?

Am 08.04.2012 21:30, schrieb Chet Ramey:
On 4/8/12 3:02 PM, Maarten Billemont wrote:

Any particular reason for not removing old undocumented functionality, or is 
that mostly the nature of this beast - dragging along and maintaining ancient 
code for the sake of compatibility?=
Because, as Linda discovered, there is still working code out there using
it.  Maybe we'll get to a point where it's all gone, but we're not there

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