[PD] pdpedia classifications

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Oct 18 15:51:30 CEST 2007

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Oct 18, 2007, at 3:52 AM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deprecated
>>> "deprecated" is a status that the author gives to code to say that  
>>> there is a better version available which should be used instead.   
>>> It's not a mark of whether something works or not.
>> exactly my thinking.
>> however, you suggested the use of the "deprecated" flag to nicolas 
>> request about "designed for pd 0.33 or to compile with an old gcc".
>> in my understanding, these are things that do not make an object 
>> "deprecated", and it seems like in your understanding too (or not?)
> I read it as something that used to work but not longer does with newer 
> version. That would either be deprecated or abandoned.

hmm, i still don't understand it (not that i want this thread to become 
to long; it probably isn't that interesting at all).

but: "It's not a mark of whether something works or not" (quoting your 
email 2007-10-17 19:14) and "something that used to work but not longer 
does with newer version" (quoting your email 2007-10-18 15:40) is - at 
least for me - mutually exclusive.

quoting the wikipedia-article you mentioned:
"The deprecated feature still works in the current version of the 
software" is also in plain contradiction to your today's quote.

for me an example of a "deprecated" external is "OSCx"; but of course 
this is a bit problematic, since i think that only the person in charge 
of a piece of software can actually "deprecate" it.
i haven't heard from jdl in a long time...


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