[U-Boot] [PATCHv3 03/10] Kconfig: Add DEPRECATED option
trini at konsulko.com
Wed Jun 12 15:54:11 UTC 2019
On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 09:15:11PM +0530, Jagan Teki wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 7:08 PM Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 01:03:46PM +0530, Jagan Teki wrote:
> > > On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 2:33 AM Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Add a new option, CONFIG_DEPRECATED, for code that relies on deprecated
> > > > functionality and has not been converted past the deadline for
> > > > conversion.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > Kconfig | 7 +++++++
> > > > 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/Kconfig b/Kconfig
> > > > index a02168690f5b..436308854d0c 100644
> > > > --- a/Kconfig
> > > > +++ b/Kconfig
> > > > @@ -20,6 +20,13 @@ config BROKEN
> > > > This option cannot be enabled. It is used as dependency
> > > > for broken and incomplete features.
> > > >
> > > > +config DEPRECATED
> > > > + bool
> > > > + help
> > > > + This option cannot be enabled. It it used as a dependency for
> > > > + code that relies on deprecated features that will be removed and
> > > > + the conversion deadline has passed.
> > >
> > > then, what would be the exact diff b/w broken vs deprecated? I do see
> > > same meaning in terms of code maintenance, though it is working or
> > > non-working.
> > It is a matter of human language. There was objection to using broken
> > as technically the code functions (and thus is not broken) but does use
> > deprecated APIs.
> Since broken also refer "incomplete features" in kconfig help, I
> thought this kind of depreciated meaning will literally look similar
> to broken. based on my experience with other opensource project like,
> buildroot does also use broken with same meaning as broken. Giving
> two options of similar meaning atleast from code maintenance
> point-of-view leads confusion to developers which is the appropriate
> one to use. I don't see any problem of marking broken with incomplete
> code (assuming human can treate legacy code or code would require dm
> conversion as incomplete), giving space for another config option with
> similar meaning doesn't worth to hold.
And there is disagreement with that point of view. Given the intention
and use of both BROKEN and DEPRECATED, having both and using whichever
seems better, given the normal usage of both words in english, seems
more productive than having a thread on if "was not converted to DM by
deadline" means "broken" or "deprecated". I'd rather we all focus on
converting what should get converted or pushing things along to remove
the boards/platforms eventually that are functionally useless as they've
had most features turned off.
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