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Using Deprecated API in Code

Ramaswamy Srinivasan
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 295
Hi All,

Need your comments regarding this.

I have to make a code which does the following

1. Get a date, which is passed as a String ("2005/07/17")
2. Format the date in desirable "dd-MMM-yyyy" format.

I plan to do the following

I know that (1) has been deprecated. I would like to know, what will the impact be, if I am using it in my code. And what would be the suitable alternative?

Thanks in advance for your kind help....

ramprasad madathil
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 489

Alternative :

Impact of using deprecated api:

When an api is tagged 'deprecated', it means that it wouldnt probably be supported in future versions - so probably this code, say, 10 years from now
on the latest java platform at that time, would give bizzare output.
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
Posts: 8791
You have some SimpleDateFormat objects here ... look at the parse() method to create a Date.

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