[PD] pdpedia classifications
hans at eds.org
Fri Oct 19 05:28:10 CEST 2007
On Oct 18, 2007, at 9:51 AM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> On Oct 18, 2007, at 3:52 AM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>>> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>>> "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...
I am not always the best at words, but if you must pick them apart..
If something was deprecated in the distant past, chances are it
doesn't work with a current version. But if it was deprecated in the
current version, then it should work still.
I think the wikipedia page describes it well:
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of
exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an
idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps
it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into
the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess
himself of it. - Thomas Jefferson
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