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How to deprecate?

Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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How does one deprecate a class, method, field, or constructor? How does the compiler know what is deprecated?
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
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Joined: Sep 06, 2000
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You don't deprecate, the Java compiler for whatever version deprecates.
How does the compiler know what to deprecate? How does the compiler know what is not deprecated? How does the complier know what is valid java code and how does it know what is not?
The simple answer is that what compilers do!
Anonymous
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Apu;
Sorry I asked. Flippant remarks are only funny when you're right, and (IMO) not appropriate here even then. People come here to share knowledge, not to flame. I just went and found it myself, and it turns out there's a simple way to do it in any Java code, not just Sun's. Your answer has been @deprecated.
jply
Michal Harezlak
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Joined: Jul 06, 2000
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jply:
Thanks, it was a very good question and an excellent respond! How and When To Deprecate APIs
Jayakumar Thirumalai
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Joined: Jul 08, 2000
Posts: 15
Hello Michal,
You have given a link to a very good article on "How and when to Deprecate API?".
Thanks
Jay

Jayakumar Thirumalai
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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