yes, use the @deprecate tag in javadoc. But I have a situation like this: I have an interface A. I have deprecated all its methods (my requirement is to deprecate all its methods). I have an interface B that extends A. Interface B does *not* declare any methods. So, is this interface automatically deprecated? Can u use the @deprecated tag on the interface declaration as well as every method? I other words, is the @deprecated tag meant to be use on method basis or by interface declaration as well?
[ December 04, 2003: Message edited by: Andres Gonzalez ]
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posted 12 years ago
To answer my question:
...One technique you might consider is to deprecate classes and methods you are not satisfied with. A deprecated class is a class that is no longer supported. When you deprecate a class, you are notifying classes that use the class that your intention is to remove the class at some point. Most IDEs and Java compilers will recognize that a class is deprecated and send a warning message. You deprecate a class or method by adding an @deprecated tag. You should add a comment after the @deprecated tag that explains why the class or method was deprecated and how the replacement works.