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From: Sven LUTHER <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Native Threads
On Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 12:42:22PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> 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:

No, I don't think this is a problem here, since the function is _not_
working on the majority of implementations out there anyway.
Maintaining backward compatibility is just maintaining backward
brokeness, which we can live with well enough.

Friendly,

Sven Luther
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