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Re: [rfa/i386] Make codestream deprecated?
- From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at redhat dot com>
- To: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow at mvista dot com>
- Cc: Mark Kettenis <kettenis at chello dot nl>,gdb-patches at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 16:03:33 -0500
- Subject: Re: [rfa/i386] Make codestream deprecated?
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The implication here being that I'm not removing deprecated code?
Besides: this is why you should _remove_ them, rather than just
commenting them, if you want them to go away.
The simple reality is that it is not possible for a single individual
remove all the old code in a single hit. It takes a group of people
co-operating, and it takes time.
If you look through the change log you'll notice that deprecated methods
are being removed from the core of GDB, but the -tdep and -nat files are
being left largely untouched. Then, every so often, I or another
maintainer will expunge the deprecated code from a target being it back
into synck. Over time the old code moves to the edges of gdb where it
wilters and dies.