[hibernate-dev] Continue to add 5.2 deprecations for 6.0 work?
sanne at hibernate.org
Wed Jun 28 14:21:27 EDT 2017
On 28 June 2017 at 18:32, Steve Ebersole <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:12 PM Sanne Grinovero <sanne at hibernate.org>
>> The @Deprecated annotation is also evolving; for example in Java 9 it
>> will have some additional attributes:
>> - http://download.java.net/java/jdk9/docs/api/java/lang/Deprecated.html
> The only additional data point I had proposed on @EndOfLife is the removal
> version. A custom one did afford the opportunity to better define
> version, but that is obviously hard to do in a JDK annotation.
>> More improvements have been discussed, I'm sure the JDK team would
>> love to hear about your additional needs.
>> Do you have an example of why people complain about our current usage?
> Again the reason is that it introduces compilation warnings that (1) show in
> the IDE and (2) cannot be "fixed" (in the cases I am talking about) without
> turning off warnings in which case they miss *all* warnings.
>> If some Hibernate user is confused about how to fix his code, IMO he
>> has a point but we can address that w/o new annotations:
> How do you fix a deprecation on something with no replacement?
>> @Deprecated annotation is meant to be used together with the
>> @deprecated javadoc tag, which should explain what to do.
> Yes we understand how @Deprecated/@deprecated work ;) And in fact we do the
> same thing. *However* there are cases where we deprecate something with no
> replacement whatsoever. Sure `@Deprecated#forRemoval` helps with that to a
> degree; but (1) that's Java 9 and (2) it still does not help users in the
> case described - again how do they "fix" that warning?
Typically in such cases I'm grateful for an explanation.
Even stating among the lines of "we remove this feature offering no
replacement as it was a bad idea" is useful: at least I won't spend
hours trying to figure out where a new alternative method is possibly
For example in this case in Hibernate Search we explain that the whole
concept of "indexing time boosting" is being removed, pointing out to
users to look into query-time-boosting (they used to be two different
approaches to obtain a similar effect):
> And again to be clear... I personally agree that @Deprecated is the correct
> solution. I am just opening it up for discussion
Of course, and thanks for that :)
>  https://hibernate.atlassian.net/browse/HHH-11836
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