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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Native Threads
On Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 11:04:48AM +0200, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> > The documentation should definitely be updated to mention that
> > Thread.kill is not only unavailable with system threads, but also
> > deprecated and definitely not advised.  
> 
> Why not remove it entirelly ?

Backward compatibility, IMO we can't just remove a function from the
standard library, this has to be done in two steps:
1) deprecate it using an <h1> .. </h1> block in the HTML documentation,
   possibly in red, blinking font :-)
2) remove from the library in a next release

Cheers.

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Stefano Zacchiroli - undergraduate student of CS @ Univ. Bologna, Italy
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