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Re: is getpass function in cygwin obsolete?
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 10:12:14 +0200
- Subject: Re: is getpass function in cygwin obsolete?
- References: <000901c32425$d24fc960$200aa8c0@thorin>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 03:58:33PM +0800, Carlo Florendo wrote:
> "This function is obsolete. Do not use it."
> and it labels the function as "legacy".
> I've googled the definition of legacy functions using the keywords:
> 1. "legacy functions"
> 2. C, "legacy code"
> but I could only guess what legacy code means. (obsolete?, deprecated?, not supported anymore?)
"Legacy" are functions which are defined in some early OSes (say,
System 7) and which have turned out to be not exactly useful or
their definition is dumb or something. They are obsolete, deprecated
and not really supported anymore ;-) They won't live any longer
than absolutely necessary and we will stop supporting it really soon
now, probably in 2045 or so.
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