[Bioc-devel] good time for the "deprecated -> defunct -> removal" shift

Hervé Pagès hpages at fhcrc.org
Tue Apr 23 00:56:18 CEST 2013

Hi developers,

Just a reminder that now that the BioC release is behind us, we are
at the beginning of a new devel cycle, and this is a good time for
making the "deprecated -> defunct -> removal" shift in your package,
and for identifying features that are candidates for deprecation.

It's recommended to proceed in 3 steps (in this order):
   (1) remove the defunct stuff;
   (2) change status of deprecated stuff to defunct;
   (3) decide whether new features need to be deprecated and, if any,
       deprecate them ASAP.

See ?.Deprecated and ?.Defunct for how to deprecate/defunct functions.

Please let us know if you have any question or concerns about this.


Hervé Pagès

Program in Computational Biology
Division of Public Health Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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