Re: Why is GCompletion deprecated

On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:49:48 +0100
Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com> wrote:

> the fact that nobody implemented them using GCompletion should give a
> hint that: a) this is not a shared opinion and b) it probably wasn't
> possible with GCompletion.

That's not quite true, several applications use GCompletion, just to 
mention some, Bluefish, Anjuta, Claws Mail.
The issue isn't really about deprecating some code but instead not
providing the alternative (look at QT for an idea, they always provided
a compat library when it was necessary)
This will be again the same picture as it has been with GTKCTree stuff:
force application developers to waste time on changing something that
actually just works and give room for new bugs while implementing the
same functionality in a different way.

I think it's a good practice to always provide compatibility and i'd like
if GTK+ would do that too.



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