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Re: Deprecating -f options?
- From: Mike Stump <mrs at apple dot com>
- To: Andrew MacLeod <amacleod at redhat dot com>
- Cc: gcc mailing list <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:53:07 -0700
- Subject: Re: Deprecating -f options?
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On Jun 15, 2006, at 9:36 AM, Andrew MacLeod wrote:
Is there a standard process we use to eliminate -f options? or is it
more on a per options basis.
I think we should take into consideration the option. For corner
case options that aren't used very often, removing them outright be
well be reasonable. For other options, while you might remove the
functionality, you'll want to accept the option and warn/note that it
has been deprecated.
Technically, you propose, then we discuss, then we deprecate for a
major release cycle, then in the next major release, we remove it (if
we still feel it is best).
The options you listed don't trigger any, please don't do that, with me.