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Deprecate applies to the action, not the condition.
:: (Added 8 months later...) In computer science, "deprecated" is actually a condition, similarly to, e.g., "having a mental condition". Specifically, when a keyword of a programming language is associated with a "deprecated" status, it means that ('''1''') programmers may still use the keyword in their programs and ('''2''') compilers must accept this usage as legal; however, ('''3''') sometime in the future such usage might become illegal and then compilers will reject said keyword. And so, a keyword can be deprecated (= have a "deprecated" status/condition associated with it) for, e.g., 10 years, and then lose this status and be completely removed from the language. --[[Special:Contributions/|]] 18:14, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
: So how, specifically, is this different from "eat" in my example? [[User:Equinox|Equinox]] [[User_talk:Equinox|◑]] 19:59, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
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