[Rake-devel] Deprecating Import ???
luislavena at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 07:51:45 EDT 2011
On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 7:55 AM, Jim Weirich <jim.weirich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 14, 2011, at 3:34 AM, James M. Lawrence wrote:
>> Are you sure you wish to deprecate 'import'? It seems a gray area due
>> to the reasons I gave. I assume googlers will find this thread after
>> being flooded with 'import' warnings :)
> Ok, fair question. I'll put it to the mailing list: Deprecate import or not.
> I see several options:
> (A) Leave import as is and let JRuby worry about the conflict.
> (B) Deprecate import (favoring Rake.import), eventually ceding the import statement to JRuby (this is in the current beta direction)
> (C) Make A vs B a command line option (but which way to default?)
I haven't used import in *long* time, and none of my projects uses it nowdays.
I barely remember one or 2 projects that did use it, I think Rubinius
was one where I saw it.
If voting counts, I would say (B) and set a date for removal.
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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