Re: Quoting styles, cont (Was Re: Fonts in GTK)
On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 08:43:02PM -0700, Craig Dickson wrote:
> Eric G. Miller wrote:
> > > but this practice is strongly deprecated.
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > Hell does that mean?
> > Webster's Ninth Collegiate Dictionary has this to say...
> > dep-re-cate 1. to express mild or regretful disapproval of 2.
> > DEPRECIATE
> > I "strongly mildly dissapprove" of that quoting convention! Huh?
> Karsten is using the word as it is commonly used among computer
> professionals. When some previously-common (or even not so common)
> practice or standard is superseded and no longer recommended, it is said
> to be "deprecated". One often sees a phrase such as "strongly deprecated"
> in reference to something that is not merely no longer recommended, but
> actively discouraged or considered a Very Bad Thing.
Well, I understand the meaning of deprecated. And I understand it's
usage in technology. The point was, "deprecate" should not be used in
the context where a stonger term is appropriate as it means "mild
disapproval". It ranks with phrases like "pretty ugly"...
Oh, hell! Nevermind...
Eric G. Miller <email@example.com>