View mode: basic / threaded / horizontal-split · Log in · Help
August 01, 2012
"Scheduled" for deprecation keyword
I know of the "deprecate" keyword, but I was wondering: Is there 
a "scheduledDeprecated" keyword?

While I know you can still force-compile with deprecated feature, 
that isn't exactly the same thing.

I'm talking about stuff that is NOT YET deprecated, but soon will 
be. I want to know about this (warning), but maintain the 
behavior that I don't want to use deprecated stuff.

AFAIK, there is no way of knowing this, other than reading the 
doc...
August 01, 2012
Re: "Scheduled" for deprecation keyword
On Wednesday, August 01, 2012 17:40:41 monarch_dodra wrote:
> I know of the "deprecate" keyword, but I was wondering: Is there
> a "scheduledDeprecated" keyword?
> 
> While I know you can still force-compile with deprecated feature,
> that isn't exactly the same thing.
> 
> I'm talking about stuff that is NOT YET deprecated, but soon will
> be. I want to know about this (warning), but maintain the
> behavior that I don't want to use deprecated stuff.
> 
> AFAIK, there is no way of knowing this, other than reading the
> doc...

It's just documentation to inform you that you're going to need to change your 
code. We put it in the ddoc of the symbol to be deprecated as well as in the 
changelog. At one point, we were using pragmas to output messages about it at 
compilation time, and that just annoyed people. So, it's just documentation 
until the symbol is actually deprecated, in which case, its marked as 
deprecated in the source code, and the compiler will start complaining if you 
use it and you're not compiling with -d.

The one feature that we'll almost certainly add to deprecated (and a pull 
request exists for it but hasn't been merged in yet) is giving it an optional 
message.

deprecated("Please use y instead") auto x(int i);

so that we can indicate to the user what the replacement (if any) of the 
deprecated symbol is when they try and compile code using the deprecated 
symbol.

- Jonathan M Davis
August 01, 2012
Re: "Scheduled" for deprecation keyword
Am 01.08.2012 17:40, schrieb monarch_dodra:
> I know of the "deprecate" keyword, but I was wondering: Is there a
> "scheduledDeprecated" keyword?
>
> While I know you can still force-compile with deprecated feature, that
> isn't exactly the same thing.
>
> I'm talking about stuff that is NOT YET deprecated, but soon will be. I
> want to know about this (warning), but maintain the behavior that I
> don't want to use deprecated stuff.
>
> AFAIK, there is no way of knowing this, other than reading the doc...

pragma(msg, "Your text here") should work, or?
Top | Discussion index | About this forum | D home