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Re: RFC: dpatch - past, present and future

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 10:54:30PM +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> I don't want to make it spew out deprecation warnings, those are too
> tempting to ignore. Updating the description, filing wishlist bugs with
> patches, and providing upgrade paths for the most common cases is The
> Plan. Along with an entry in debian/NEWS.

Sure, deprecation warning are tempting to ignore. But, in addition to
the other means you've mentioned, what harm do they do? (Purposefully
ignoring the harm of bothering whoever reads the build log, as that kind
of "harm" is pretty much the point of any deprecation warning.)

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