[Rake-devel] Deprecating Import ???

Luis Lavena 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.
Luis Lavena
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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