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Deprecation (wuz Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] ZZ-space and using its dimensions

Excuse me.  MY dictionary says "deprecated" means
 1.  Supplicate, beseech.
 2.  Pray against.
 3.  Express disapproval of.
 4.  Invoke.

Actually, the universal meaning now is #3.  (My dictionary
 is one of the very best, but it is from 1919.)

As a native speaker of English, I consider computer slang
 "since 1992" to be only a local meaning :)

Best, T

At 12:01 PM 7/16/00 +0300, you wrote:
>On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 02:42:41PM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
>> I'm not sure about this new Linuxy meaning of "deprecated"--
>>  in this context, you mean Obsolete ?-)
>New?  Linuxy?
>From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
>  deprecated adj.  Said of a program or feature that is
>  considered obsolescent and in the process of being phased out,
>  usually in favor of a specified replacement.  Deprecated features
>  can, unfortunately, linger on for many years.  This term appears
>  with distressing frequency in standards documents when the
>  committees writing the documents realize that large amounts of
>  extant (and presumably happily working) code depend on the
>  feature(s) that have passed out of favor.  See also {dusty deck}.
>This words in this meaning is nothing new (it has been part of the
>Jargon file at least since 1992, which means it had to be commonly used
>for some time at that time).  And it's definitely not in any particular
>way related to Linux, it's more like standardese.
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