From: Jon Hanna (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 09 2003 - 06:00:42 EDT
Discouraged = "We think this is a bad thing."
Strongly discouraged = "We think this is a very bad thing."
Deprecated = "We think this is a bad thing, see no reason to continue using it, and wish it would go away, but it won't so we have to leave it in the standard/spec/table/system/format/programming language etc."
In particular something may be discouraged, even strongly, from the very beginning of it being used in some standard/spec etc. (where a need to use it is foreseen as well as the problems it may cause).
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jul 09 2003 - 06:50:15 EDT