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Sean Thomas
Sean Thomas
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Meaning of deprecated

I guess this is not a question. I wasn't sure what the mean of "deprecated" meant in programming terms, and I bet I'm not the only one.

"In the process of authoring computer software, its standards and documentation, deprecation is a status to software features to indicate that they should be avoided, typically because they have been superseded." - found via http://bit.ly/1X0N1JV

2 Answers

When something has been given the status of "deprecated" it means that it is no longer supported and should not be used.

Murat Hasdemir
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Murat Hasdemir
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 20,968 Points

They stopped to work on that code and replaced new way to do the same work (for better or securer way). That doesn't mean you have to avoid it as law of life but you have to know that in first or second major update they will remove that code from system and that will kill your code. First work learn new implanted code and replace your code as soon as possible.