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Re: [zzdev] Deprecation 2 (wuz Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] ZZ-space and using its dimensions
- To: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [zzdev] Deprecation 2 (wuz Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] ZZ-space and using its dimensions
- From: Tuomas Lukka <lukka@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 15:05:56 +0300 (EETDST)
- Cc: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <188.8.131.52.20000716210220.0087c3a0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 16 Jul 2000, Ted Nelson wrote:
> Okay, I give in. The normal use of the word 'deprecated',
> meaning 'disparaged', is suspended in the programmers' world;
> here it means 'on the way out'.
I think it's actually short for
"a deprecated *practice*", i.e. a certain way of doing something is
disparaged in favor of the new one.
So it's related.
> At 05:57 AM 7/16/00 +0300, you wrote:
> >On Sun, 16 Jul 2000, Ted Nelson wrote:
> >> I'm not sure about this new Linuxy meaning of "deprecated"--
> >> in this context, you mean Obsolete ?-)
> >Means "is a remnant of the past that will be removed from the current
> >state soon but is there right now because someone might still be using
> >For instance, the change from ! to / could've been handled so that first
> >! is deprecated and / is introduced and for some time, both work and
> >then, ! is removed and is free to be used for other purposes.
> > Tuomas
> Theodor Holm Nelson
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