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Filing in the holes is nice, but without actually making it a design choice java embodies TMTOWTDI more than perl ever did.

For many common tasks there are 5 or 6 different standard library calls that seem to do the same thing, but 4 of them are to be avoided at all cost, but there's no depreciation tag and the official javadocs don't contain any pointers to the newer classes.

Can you give some examples of standard library calls that are to be avoided at all costs but aren't @deprecated? Curious to know if I'm guilty of using them.

Oh rubbish. What utter FUD.

This just isn't true.

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