Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

In my opinion, they don't. If you use an IDE like Eclipse where deprecated methods are clearly marked by a strikethrough and marked with a compiler warning, I don't see the big deal. And the bonus is that old code still compiles with new versions (and there is something to be said for backwards compatibility, a la "This presentation is not compatible with Keynote" discussion from a few days ago)

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact