Re: Why is GCompletion deprecated

Am Mon, 28 Jun 2010 17:28:47 +0100
schrieb Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com>:

> On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 17:58 +0200, Salvatore De Paolis wrote:
> > On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:49:48 +0100
> > Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com> wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> and, again, there is this false impression that deprecation is akin to
> removal.
> [...]
> you can either #undef G_DISABLE_DEPRECATED for the files that use
> these particular data structures, or copy gcompletion.[ch] in your
> project; since these files haven't been really changed in a while, the
> maintenance burden for projects is not heavy.

One has to wonder where this "false impression" is coming from. Is it
by any chance because there are loads of bugs and wiki pages about
using G_DISABLE_FOOBAR and not relying on deprecated code?


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