Is deprecation as bad as removal?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Tue Feb 24 23:38:11 UTC 2015

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 6:35 PM, Ben Millwood <haskell at>

> But surely the *entire purpose* of deprecations is to be *less* damaging
> than removals, and so if we're implicitly considering them equally bad,
> that suggests to me that our deprecation mechanism is totally broken, and
> needs to be fixed.

If deprecation is not considered to be "removal upcoming, fix your code
now" then there is no point to deprecation. I don't understand your point

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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